and pulled some screenshots from the book for easy reference.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
grass herb of grace (rue)
holy thistle honeysuckle
mallows marybud (marigold)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
and it didn't even have to leave New York to do it.Thank you Hofstra for stepping up!
The book itself was limited to 600 copies and has some noticeable differences from the Tonomatl Aubin in style and content.
Compare the Aubin Quetzalcoatl sacrifice here in lithograph...
And here again in photograph...
To the Borbonicus scene - depicting the same principal actors...
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Chief Person: Tepeyollotli - the voice of the mountain
Facing Him: teccizti – sea snail shell
Accompanying Person: Quetzalcouatl, - the Wind God
On His Breast: eca-ilacatz-coatl – the spirally twisted ornament of the Wind God
In His Hand: cuitlatl - excrement – sign of sin
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Heres the title I was interested in...
Portraying the Mexica past : a comparison of sixteenth-century pictorial accounts of origin in Codex Azcatitlan, Codex Boturini, and Codex Aubin
Our ILL department tried to get it for me - but they said that the Graduate Center's copy was a reference-only. They suggested i tried to get access to the material by requesting a yellow temporary access card from METRO the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Technically its a referral card - which can be accessed from their website here.
So I emailed email@example.com to obtain a card - and never heard back from them. So i called the number (212) 228-2320 x 14 to order - and talked to 3 different people, the last of whom told me to call NYPL to obtain a card.
Considering I'm calling from Queens Library - this was a little insensitive - but I called him back and he gave me the number for the Queens office. Turns out the number if from my own Central Library's Interlibrary Loan Department!
Having come full circle, I requested a few cards, and got them in the next day's mail. Yellow referral card in hand - im off to CUNY's Graduate Center to look at this thesis! Keeping you posted!
Friday, April 22, 2011
As a quick comparison - the image on the website is 750x452 pixels with a screen resolution of 72dpi.
The scan I received from them, after assuring them I would not become rich using their images, was 2500x1775 pixels with a resolution of 300dpi. Here's the copyrighted file the British Museum sent me.
Pretty impressive and actually adequate for a careful visual inspection and printing reproduction.
Also - checked up on Princeton's copy - which is a watercolor reproduction of the original. Here's a bit from their website...
"The Princeton copy may have been made from the original and contains a page-by-page copy of the drawings in color; the transcript of the Nahuatl text, however, is not exact in regard to the page layout... Rémi Siméon (b. 1827) described a copy of the "Codex Aubin" with 79 leaves or 158 pages owned by an Italian named Chialiva. He has also noted that it has an unnumbered leaf between fols. 32 and 33. This copy was probably owned by Chialiva, as it has Italian glosses and an unnumbered leaf following fol. 32.
Sold in a Sotheby and Co. auction catalog of Nov. 9-10, 1936, as lot no. 240. It was purchased by Garrett through or from the London firm of Bernard Quaritch. Inside the outer wrapper is the inscription "R. G. Nov. 1936," which is Robert Garrett's ownership and accession mark. Garrett deposited this manuscript at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942 at which time he described them briefly in the "Garrett Collection List No. 3." Garrett donated the item along with several other manuscripts to the Princeton University Library in 1949. "
Here's an image they make available on their website... as a side note - their reproduction and permissions page is completely terrifying.
and the corresponding low res version from the British Museum...
As for Princeton's reproduction policy - it basically looks like they waive fees (sometimes) but you have to pay up front and then have the fee refunded back to you? Not sure - here's the section...
"Reproduction fees are routinely waived for the Princeton University community, including current faculty, staff, and students; as well as the Princeton University Press, Art Museum, Index of Christian Art, and other university offices or publications. Fees are also waived for black-and-white reproduction of a few images of textual or visual materials on inside pages of a scholarly journal (either printed or electronic), in an academic monograph published in a press run of fewer than 750 copies, or in a scholarly micro-form or electronic edition. Reproduction fees in these specific cases will be waived for everyone, whether or not a member of the Princeton University Community. However, even when fees are waived, existing photoduplication charges must be paid in advance, and permission to reproduce images must be requested in writing in order to guarantee that citations are accurate. "