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1796 Use of motifs from pages 8, 9, 52, 61 and 62 on the coloured copper plate no. 34 for the chapter "Mexican taste" of the "Darstellung und Geschichte des Geschmacks der vorzüglichsten Völker in Beziehung auf die innere Auszierung der Zimmer und auf die Baukunst“ (i. e. "Representation and history of the taste of the most exquisite nations relation to the interior decoration of the rooms and the architecture") by Joseph Friedrich zu Racknitz (explanations in the 3rd issue, p. 25 f.).

1810 handcoloured copper engraving of pages 47 to 52 by the Dresden draughtsman and painter Carl August Milhauser (1757-ca. 1814) in Alexander von Humboldt's "Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique" (Atlas, plate XLV, description p. 266 f.) (pl. XLV, description p. 266 f.)


In 1825/26 the painter, engraver and lithographer Agostino Aglio (1777-1857) drew the entire codex for the British Old Americanist Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough (1795-1837). Some of the original drawings are kept in the British Museum in London.

1831 publication of Aglio's drawings as lithographs in volume 3 of the facsimile collection "Antiquities of Mexico" edited by Kingsborough.  





1932reduced, schematized and hand-colored copy in leporello format with commentary by the American Maya researcher William E. Gates (1863 - 1940)

1932 verkleinerte, schematisierte und handkolorierte Kopie im Leporello-Format mit Kommentar des amerikanischen Maya-Forschers William E. Gates (1863 - 1940)          


1962 photographically produced reprint of the long out of print facsimile from 1880 and 1892 with slightly altered page sequence

1975Facsimile in leporello format after photographs of the original, extensively annotated by Helmut Deckert (1913-2005), Deputy Director of the Saxon State Library, and the Viennese ethnologist and Old Americanist Ferdinand Anders (born 1930)





2008 high-resolution digitisation and presentation in the digital collections of the SLUB 

2017Digital edition of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico, based on the facsimile by Förstemann and the digital copies of the SLUB