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A treatise in Mexican hieroglyphics, coloured, on one side of some long strips of leather previously whitened so as to bear colour (Codex Mendoza), Written perhaps in the 16th or 17th century

MS. Arch. Selden A. 2

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  • Creation: Written perhaps in the 16th or 17th century


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Spanish; Castilian

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MS. Arch. Selden A. 2


Old Selden mark = A. 2

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3135

Custodial History

'Petaphio (?) | don Diego hijo de don Domingo | Yuchanam', 16th century.

Manuscript 3148 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Existence and Location of Copies

Partial digital surrogate available in Digital Bodleian.

Related Materials

The whole is facsimiled in colour in vol. 1 of Lord Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico (Lond. 1831), but no account of the work is given in any of the nine volumes of that work.

Physical Facet

On leather, worn, with coloured figures. A long folded strip of four pieces of leather, with modern wrapper of parchment


In all 11 in. x 20 ft. 4 in., in a cloth case 11 7/8 x 12 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom