The new edition of the Codex Dresdensis differs from the former editions in two essential respects:
- Pure photographic reproduction of the original without retouching by hand.
- Binding according to the original in lepporello folding.
The Dresden codex has many scenes showing the gods which appear in Tzakol and Tepeu Maya pottery. This codex is an invaluable aid in Maya iconography as well as a standard reference in the decipherment of the glyphs.
The following images are accompanied by the corresponding 1932 drawings by Gates for comparison.
Graz 1975. Vol. 54 of the series CODICES SELECTI.
True-color facsimile edition of the Maya hand painted book in possession of Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden. 78 pages (74 with inscriptions). Format: 205 x 90 mm, total length: 3,56 m, folded continuously in PreColumbian screenfold format (ca. 10 feet long).
German commentary with sections by Dr. F. Anders and H. Dekkert, 93 pages introduction, 39 pages with black and white illustrations from the codices, and 10 additional color plates.
The facsimile and commentary volumes are together presented in a boxed edition with leather spine.
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