The Codex Borgia is the most beautiful of the remaining preserved ancient Mexican hand painted manuscripts. A number of codices have been identified as to having similar traits as the Borgia. These are Codex Cospi, Codex Vaticanus 3773 (Codex Vaticanus B), Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, and Codex Laud.
The majority of the contents of the Codex Borgia group is directed to calendrical matters. Additionally, rituals are also touched upon. Totally unique is the presentation of impressive temple rituals.
The group shows the religious world view, the fantasy and cults of the old priestly class, and their accumulated wisdom at its highest point of development. Also as an artistic achievemnt, the Borgia Group codices stand on a high level.
Graz 1976. Vol. 58 of the series CODICES SELECTI.
True-color facsimile edition of the hand painted manuscript in possession of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome. 78 folded pages. Format: 270 x 265 mm, total length: 10,4 m, folded continously in PreColumbian screenfold format (over 31 feet long).
German Commentary by K. A. Nowotny, summaries in English, French and Spanish, 52 pages text, 8 text illustrations, 1 folded plate.
The facsimile and commentary volumes are together presented in a boxed edition with leather spine.
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