In the Shadow of Cortes

Items in the In the Shadow of Cortes Collection

El libro del ciuacoatl
Facsimile (1991) of the Codex Borbonicus. Original manuscript at the Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée Nationale, Paris.

Codex Mendoza
Facsimile (1992) of the Codex Mendoza. Original document at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.

The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards
English edition (1724) of Historia de la conquista de México (History of the Conquest of Mexico) by Antonio de Solís, translated by Thomas Townsend, first published 1684.

Reuerendi fratris Baptistae Mantuani Carmelitae De patientia aurei libri tres
De patientia (About Patience) by Baptista Mantuanus, 1497.

Cuba insula, Hispaniola insula, Insula Iamaica, Ins. S. Ioannis, I.S. Margareta cum confiniis
Maps of the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola [Haiti and the Dominican Republic], Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Saint Margarita by Abraham Ortelius, 1611.

In hoc opere haec continentur Geographiae Cl. Ptolemaei a plurimis uiris utriusq[ue] linguae doctiss eme[n]data
Modern map of the world by Johannes Ruysch. In the Geographia of Claudius Ptolemy, 1508.

Terzo volvme delle navigationi et viaggi raccolto gia da m. Gio. Battista Ramvsio
Second letter from Hernán Cortés to Charles V of Spain, dated October 30, 1520. In Terzo volvme delle navigationi et viaggi (Third Volume of Navigations and Travels) by Giovanni Battista Ramusio, 1565.

Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España
Modern edition (1982) of the Spanish text and images from the Florentine Codex, published as Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España (General History of the Things of New Spain) by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, first published…

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521
Modern English edition (1942) of Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (True History of the Conquest of New Spain) by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, first published 1632.