[Codex Santa María Tetelpan] Return to object viewer [Codex Santa María Tetelpan] Creator Paso y Troncoso, Francisco del Bello J., Luis Sharpe, Henry Dexter Place [Mexico City?] Date [between 1700 and 1748] Notes This manuscript is included in a group known as the "Techialoyan codices" and is prepared on native "amatl" paper made from the bark of the fig treeDating is based on anachronisms of content and style, and details such as the character of paper and ink. For a detailed study of the dating methods, see "Techialoyan manuscripts and paintings, with a catalog" by Donald Robertson, printed in The handbook of middle American Indians, v. 14, article 24, no. 713Title supplied by reference work entitled "Codice techialoyan de Santa María Tetelpan" printed in Mexico, 2020. Previous to the publication of this work, it was more commonly known as the Coyoacán CodexMs. codexIncludes hand colored depictions of people and animalsLong believed to be a 16th century manuscript, this work is now thought to have been prepared in the early 18th century by the residents of Mazetepec/Tetelpan, in defense against challenges to the village boundaries. The indigenous techniques employed for such narrative paintings as these were still being used 200 years after the conquest. Combining traditional water color paintings with text in the Nahuatl language, the preparers sought to imitate original landholding documents of the 16th century Local notes John Carter Brown Library copy acquired as a gift from Henry Dexter SharpeJohn Carter Brown Library copy imperfect: initial and final leaves are torn and mutilated and backed with modern paper; many leaves are faded and now illegible; all leaves are highly delicate. A photocopy and photostat copy are catalogued under shelfmark: facsim. Codex Ind 1 2-SIZE and should be viewed instead of the originalJohn Carter Brown Library copy has photocopy of "Techialoyan manuscripts and paintings, with a catalog" by Donald Robertson, printed in The handbook of middle American Indians, v. 14, article 24, no. 713, housed in JCB bibliographical fileJohn Carter Brown Library copy is bound up in heavy cord between two modern sheets of white paper and housed in half bound red cloth slip case with red morocco spine and corners measuring 28 cm. tallProvenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy: J. Luis Bello: autograph stamp on recto of modern front paper wrapper; Francisco de Paso y Troncoso: information from JCB bibliographical file JCB Call Number 1-SIZE Codex Ind 1 Format Not fiction Contains Illustrations Manuscript Book Subject Imprint 1748 Coyoacán (Mexico City, Mexico), History Nahautl language, Texts Manuscripts, Indian languages Indian lingustics, Nahuatl language Nahuas, Land tenure Imprint 1700 Manuscripts, Mexican Normalized Place of Publication Mexico 1.3X ? Dimensions 25 cm. (4to) Add to project Close notification Looks like you're on a mobile device To annotate, collaborate, and publish projects you need to switch to desktop.