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

MS. Arch. Selden. A. 72 (3)

Summary Catalogue no.: 3207

Contents

'The Selden Roll' or 'The Roll of the New Fire': Mexican pictorial roll or 'tiras'

Describes the founding of an unidentified city-state probably in the Coixtlahuaca region.

Language(s): No linguistic content

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: native paper (amatl)

Decoration

Coloured pictures.

History

Origin: 16th century, first half ; Mexican

Provenance and Acquisition

John Selden, 1584-1654

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1659

Record Sources

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

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)