Evidence of a lost world: a pre-Columbian manuscript with a unique style of painting

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

Veracruz (Mexico)

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

Veracruz (Mexico)

  1. A Pre-Columbian manuscript whose precise graphic style distinguishes it among the Codex-Borgia-Group

  2. The ownership history of the manuscript is shrouded in mystery, only the 19th century is well-documented

  3. Among the rarest handwritten documents in existence today, it offers a glimpse into a lost world

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

Pre-Columbian manuscripts are among the rarest hand-written documents to exist today, and some of the most coveted for their historic as well as artistic value. They offer a glimpse into a world now forever lost, whose civilizations were devastated by disease and who culture was lost in the frenzy of conquest and Christianization. The deerskin Codex Fejervary-Mayer boasts a precise graphic style that both places it within and distinguishes it from the Codex-Borgia-Group.

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

The aesthetics of old Mexican illuminated manuscripts introduce the viewer into the world of reproduction – this access further supports the release of the Codex Fejervary-Mayer as volume VIII of the Codices Selecti by the Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (Academic Printing and Publishing House) Graz. The precise contouring and brilliant colors demonstrate a very precise graphic style comparable to that found within the Codex Laud. The Codex Ferjervary-Mayer is in a folded book form made out of deerskin containing 23 well-used and well-preserved leaves whose stucco coating serves as a base surface for the book painter to work on. With regards to the history of the codex, only the journey from Hungary to England in the 19th century is well-known. The quadratic shape of the Codex Fejervary-Mayer resembles to a large extent, that of the Laud and Cospi; this similarity between the three illuminated manuscripts is further emphasized by the common depiction of the illustrated number “5”. In this regard, a sub-group is created and sets itself apart from the so-called Codex-Borgia-Group.

Codicology
Size / Format
46 pages / 17.5 × 17.5 cm
Epochs
Illustrations
44 full-page miniatures
Content
Sacred Aztec calendar
Previous Owners
1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Codex Fejérváry-Mayer“

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer Facsimile

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer – Museum of the City (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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Codex Fejérváry-Mayer Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1971
Binding
Folding book in half leather case with commentary
Commentary
1 volume (48 pages) by Cottie A. Burland
Language: German
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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