Author Aubin, J. M. A. Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches historiques et archéologiques. [Recherches historiques et archéologiques, publiées sous la direction de M. E. T. Hamy] Première partie. Histoire. Mémoires sur la peinture didactique et l'écriture figurative des anciens Mexicains.
Published 1885
Item ID 70405
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Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.8 cm). xi, 106 pp., five chromolithographed facsimile plates. In issues. Later portfolio, half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. A separate contribution in the series of publications on the results of the Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale , with the chapter (drophead) title Mémoires sur la peinture didactique et l'écriture figurative des anciens Mexicains . It deals with an ancient Mexican Indian manuscript, faithfully reproduced (facsimile) in natural colours, its meaning and translation. Joseph Marius Alexis Aubin (1802-1891) was an Americanist and palaeographer. During a ten years' stay in Mexico (1830-1840), he gathered an enormous collection of manuscripts and drawings. With a preface by E. T. Hamy. It is the only part published. Uncut, with the widest possible margins. A few, mostly marginal spots. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Very rare. The archaeological findings of this important French expedition to Mexico