A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Mex. d. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 2858


'Codex Bodley': Mexican pictorial screenfold manuscript

The obverse describes the history of Black Town or Tilantongo in the Mixteca Alta (Oaxaca, Mexico). The reverse focusses on the dynastic history of Tlaxiaco and Achiutla.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: deerskin


Coloured pictures.


Origin: 16th century, first half ; Mexican

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.