Aztec map on deerskin, [15--].

Manuscript, Book
Mayan languages
1 item ; 1280 x 1380 mm.


Getty AAT genre
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Restrictions note
Due to the fragility of the original map, researchers must refer to the high-resolution online image or use on-site printed color surrogates.
Summary note
16th-century copy of an Aztec map painted on deerskin in blue, green, red, yellow, grey, and black pigments with Nahuatl glosses.
Language note
Text in Nahuatl.
Acquired from C. C. James, Mexico by Robert Garrett Jan. 5, 1939. Garrett probably added this item to his collection at Princeton University Library in 1949. "This deerskin had strayed from Garrett’s collection of manuscripts in indigenous Middle American languages before the collection came to the Princeton University Library in 1946, perhaps because it had been lent to the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore in August 1939. It was discovered among the effects of Garrett’s daughter, Mrs. William W. L. Reed, and presented to Princeton in 1986" per A.L. Bush.
Source acquisition
Gift Robert Garrett, 1949.
Cite as
Garrett Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 21, Manuscripts Division, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic format.
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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