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Aztec map on deerskin, [15--].
1 item ; 1280 x 1380 mm.
Mapas Mexico Manuscript
Getty AAT genre
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Due to the fragility of the original map, researchers must refer to the high-resolution online image or use on-site printed color surrogates.
16th-century copy of an Aztec map painted on deerskin in blue, green, red, yellow, grey, and black pigments with Nahuatl glosses.
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 fromGarrett’s collection of manuscripts in indigenous Middle American languages before thecollection came to the Princeton University Library in 1946, perhaps because it had been lentto the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore in August 1939. It was discovered among the effectsof Garrett’s daughter, Mrs. William W. L. Reed, and presented to Princeton in 1986" per A.L. Bush.
Gift Robert Garrett, 1949.
Garrett Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 21, Manuscripts Division, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Also available in an electronic format.
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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