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Familias y Casas de la Vieja Valladolid

This monumental work of Gabriel Ibarrola Arriaga represents years of researching the historical records in the archives of Morelia Patzcuaro, Zamora, Tarimbaro and Guanajuato. CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE THE INDEX of over 60 family records including their descendants reflecting over 7000 names. The people in this book are those who left their mark on the history of the colonial province of Nueva Galicia. $184

Retoños de España en la Nueva Galicia

A compilation of names and histories done over a 40-year period by the author full of invaluable information about the families of Los Altos and Jalisco and their descendants in other areas of Mexico. Nueva Galicia was a kingdom of New Spain and comprised the modern day states of Jalisco, Zacatecas and Aguascalientes. $784.00

The Codex Borgia, is a member of, and gives its name to, the Borgia Groups of manuscripts.  It is considered to be among the most important sources for the study of Central Mexican gods, ritual, divination, calendar, religion and iconography.  It is one of only a handful of pre-Columbian Mexican codices that were not destroyed during the conquest in the 16th century; it was perhaps written near Cholula, Tlaxcala, Huejotzingo or the Mixtec region of Puebla.  Its ethnic affiliation is unclear, and could either have been produced by Nahuatl-speaking Tlaxcaltec people, Cholulteca people, or by the Mixtec.  Wikipedia  

The Codex Borgia is enclosed in a special wooden cover held together by leather ties and is accompanied by  a 536-page guide to the codex itself.  $3,340.00 including shipping within the United States. 

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A second hard-covered book, not numbered, accompanies this collection. Total cost of collection is $1820 including shipping within the United States.

The Tudela Codex is a document written in mid 16th century in Mexico during the early colonial stage over European laid paper. It has three parts, Libro IndígenaLibro Pintado Europeo and Libro Escrito Europeo. The first part occupies pages 11 to 125 and was painted by the Indian scribes in a Pre-Hispanic style near 1540, containing iconography and hieroglyphic writing information regarding Mexican or Aztec religion; types of calendar, rituals regarding disease and death, gods of the drunk, etc. The codex is a religious document that details deities, religious rites, religious ceremonies, cosmological beliefs, calendars and rituals regarding topics such as disease and death. Wikipedia

THE Códice Veitia de 138 páginas sobre la cultura azteca, mandado copiar en 1775 por Veitia, uno de los continuadores del prestigioso arqueólogo Boturini. Último de los códices mexicanos del grupo Magliabecchiano. Contiene 22 dibujos coloreados que describen los modos de celebrar las fiestas y otros conocimientos y costumbres de la época. $1760 including shipping within the United States.