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The Resource Antigüedades de México, basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough ; palabras preliminares, Antonio Ortiz Mena ; prólogo, Agustín Yáñez ; estudio e interpretación, José Corona Núñez

Antigüedades de México, basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough ; palabras preliminares, Antonio Ortiz Mena ; prólogo, Agustín Yáñez ; estudio e interpretación, José Corona Núñez

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Antigüedades de México
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Antigüedades de México
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basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough ; palabras preliminares, Antonio Ortiz Mena ; prólogo, Agustín Yáñez ; estudio e interpretación, José Corona Núñez
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Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough was an Irish antiquarian who sought to prove that the indigenous peoples of the Americas were a Lost Tribe of Israel. His principal contribution was in making available facsimiles of ancient documents and some of the earliest explorers' reports on Pre-Columbian ruins and Maya civilization. The eldest son of George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston, Lord Kingsborough represented Cork County in parliament between 1818 and 1826. In 1831, Lord Kingsborough published the first volume of Antiquities of Mexico, a collection of copies of various Mesoamerican codices, including the first complete publication of the Dresden Codex. The exorbitant cost of the reproductions, which were often hand-painted, landed him in debtors' prison. These lavish publications represented some of the earliest published documentation of the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica, inspiring further exploration and research by John Lloyd Stephens and Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg in the early 19th century. They were the product of early theories about non-indigenous origins for Native American civilizations that are also represented in the Book of Mormon (1830) and myths about mound builders of Old World ancestry in North America. Lord Kingsborough was imprisoned for debt and died in prison of typhus on 27 February 1837, two years before he would have inherited his father's title. The last two volumes of Antiquities of Mexico were published posthumously.
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non fiction
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Antigüedades de México, basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough ; palabras preliminares, Antonio Ortiz Mena ; prólogo, Agustín Yáñez ; estudio e interpretación, José Corona Núñez
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  • "La Secretaría ... edita ahora los códices comprendidos en la obra Antigüedades de México, de Lord Kingsborough"--P. [vii] of v. 1
  • Includes selected explanatory texts from Kingsborough's work
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
I. Coleccioń Mendoza o Cod́ice Mendocion. Cod́ice Telleriano Remensis -- II. Tira de la Peregrinacioń o Cod́ice Boturni. Cod́ice Bodley. Cod́ice Selden. Rollo Selden -- III. Cod́ice Vaticano Rios o Cod́ice Latino. Cod́ice Laud -- IV. Cod́ice Cospi, Cospiano o de Bolonia. Cod́ice Vindobonensis o Mexicanus 1. Cod́ice Fejev́ary-Mayer
Control code
1520764
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1. ed.
Extent
4 v.
Lccn
72369508
Note
Library's copy 1 (v. 1-4) (Wittliff Gallery): Clothbound.
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Antigüedades de México, basadas en la recopilación de Lord Kingsborough ; palabras preliminares, Antonio Ortiz Mena ; prólogo, Agustín Yáñez ; estudio e interpretación, José Corona Núñez
Publication
Note
  • "La Secretaría ... edita ahora los códices comprendidos en la obra Antigüedades de México, de Lord Kingsborough"--P. [vii] of v. 1
  • Includes selected explanatory texts from Kingsborough's work
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
I. Coleccioń Mendoza o Cod́ice Mendocion. Cod́ice Telleriano Remensis -- II. Tira de la Peregrinacioń o Cod́ice Boturni. Cod́ice Bodley. Cod́ice Selden. Rollo Selden -- III. Cod́ice Vaticano Rios o Cod́ice Latino. Cod́ice Laud -- IV. Cod́ice Cospi, Cospiano o de Bolonia. Cod́ice Vindobonensis o Mexicanus 1. Cod́ice Fejev́ary-Mayer
Control code
1520764
Dimensions
34 cm.
Edition
1. ed.
Extent
4 v.
Lccn
72369508
Note
Library's copy 1 (v. 1-4) (Wittliff Gallery): Clothbound.
Other physical details
col. ill.

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