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CODEX PICTORICUS MEXICANUS

Bibliographic Description

Shelf-number

XVI B 18

Library

National Library of the Czech Republic


Title

CODEX PICTORICUS MEXICANUS

Author

Ignác Tirsch (1733-1781)

Type of Document

manuscript

Datation

probably 1762

Material

paper

Notes

The manuscript describes the plants and animals of the Low California, indigenous inhabitants both "pagan" and baptized, Creoles, missionaries and the life in religious missions, and partly also the colonial architecture. It is a unique ethnographic source for the history and culture of the area.