Codex Mexicanus

The Codex Mexicanus is an early colonial Mexican pictorial manuscript.

The Codex can be divided into several sections:

  1. The saints, the European calendar and zodiac.
  2. The Aztec calendar.
  3. Accounts in the Aztec pictographic writing system.
  4. A family tree of the rulers of Mexico.
  5. The history of the Mexica from their departure from Aztlan.
  6. Colonial history.
  7. Two Christian scenes: the Temptation of Christ and the Adoration.
  8. A tonalamatl. This last section is incomplete.

It is currently held in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

See alsoEdit


  • Robertson, Donald (1954). "A Note on the Last Pages of the Codex Mexicanus". Journal de la Société des Américanistes. 43: 219–221.
  • Robertson, Donald (1994). Mexican Manuscript Painting of the Early Colonial Period: The Metropolitan Schools. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 122–125.
  • Mengin, Ernest (1952). "Commentaire du Codex Mexicanus Nos. 23-24 de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris". Journal de la Société des Américanistes. 41 (2): 387–498. doi:10.3406/jsa.1952.3743.

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