Parma: Franco Maria Ricci, 2016. First edition. Slipcased. 2vols. (one hard cover codice), photos, illus., slipcased, square 4to. Fine. Item #187643
After three-hundred years, three scattered fragments of the yanhuitlán Codex were finally reunited in oaxaca. This 16th century codex reveals important epsiodes from the history of the Spanish colonization of the Oaxacan highlands known as La Mixteca and the process that gave rise to the construction of the convent and church of Yanhuitlán during the 1560s. This is an artistic interpretation of that codex which consits of two sets, one painted the other engraved. The 37 etchings have been illuminated by one in watercolours, employing natural pigments, mineral and organic (te same Hernández uses in his oils): lapis lazuli, malachite green, Egyptian blue, enamel, cinnabar, azurite, tumeric, indigo, cochineal, white lead and Arabic gum. Along with the Codice, this work comes with a separate supplement which offers criticism and analysis of the work as well as a prologue by Miguel León-Portilla. Texts in Spanish, English, and Italian. Rare, no holdings on WorldCat.