Antiquities of Mexico: comprising fac-similes of ancient Mexican paintings and hieroglyphics, preserved in the Royal Libraries of Paris, Berlin, and Dresden; in the Imperial Library of Vienna; in the Vatican Library; in the Borgian Museum at Rome; in the Library of the Institute at Bologna; and in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. Dupaix: with their respective scales of measurement and accompanying descriptions. The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts / by Lord Kingsborough; the drawings, on stone, by A. Aglio.

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London : Printed by James Moyse... : Published by Robert Havell [H.G. Bohn ... and Colnaghi, Son, and Co. ...], 1831-1848.

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9 volumes, color plates : illustrations (most color) ; (folio)


Vols. 1-4: plates; v.5-9: text
In English, Italian, and Spanish
Vols. 1-7: "In seven volumes"; v.8-9: "In nine volumes"
Imprints vary:v.6-7: London : Printed by Richard and John E. Taylor.. . : Published by Robert Havell... and Colnaghi, Son, and Co. ..., 1831; v.8-9: London : Printed by Richard and John E. Taylor... : Published by Henry G. Bohn..., 1848
Printer's statement, v.7, p.461, dated 1830
Vol. X includes p. [1]-60 at end, signed "Vol. X", but with explicit, p.60, "End of Vol. IX, which concludes the work"
Vols. 5-9 include, in addition to notes on plates, Kingsborough's various notes, and miscellaneous extracts from Spanish authors: "Viages de Guillelmo [i.e. Guillermo] Dupaix sobre las antiguedades Mejicanas" (v.5, p. [207]-343); "Libro sexto de la retorica y filosofia, moral y teologia, de la gente Mexicana... por ... Bernardino de Sahagun" (Bk. 6, chap. 1-40, of Sahagun's "Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España"; v.5, p. [345]-493); "The monuments of New Spain, by M. Dupaix" (transl. of "Viages"; v.6, p.421-486); "Historia universal [i.e. general] de las cosas de Nueva España...por...Bernardino de Sahagun" (entire work, except Bk. 6, chap. 1-40; v.7, p. [10], [1]-464--entire vol.); "Historia del origen de las gentes que poblaron la America septentrional que llaman Nueva España...son autor...Mariano Fernandez de Echeverria y Veitia" (v.8, p.[159]-217 (2nd count)).

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Exhibited in 'Rooted Beings' at Wellcome Collection, 24 March - 29 August 2022



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