Almanac from the pre-hispanic Codex Fejervary-Mayer that organizes a 260-day calendar into sections using a cross diagram
Section of the Codex Colombino, a pre-hispanic Mixtec Codex painted on skin that uses images to tell the story of a Mixtec ruler from the 11th century.
From the Codex Boturini, a pictographic history of the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan.
The Siguenza Map, shown above, functions as both map and history and contains glyphic representations of geographic landmarks, dates, and cities. It, like the Codex Boturini, narrates the foundational story of the Aztec empire, characterized by a pilgrimage of the Mexica peoples to Tenochtitlan.