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Default Codex Chimalahin on Auction

Codex Chimalahin and other works by Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl that are in Spanish and Nahuatl is on auction:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/b...7-details.aspx

Anyone know anyone who is rich who could buy this, preserve it, along with getting us a good copy as well. LOL.
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Default Codex Chimalpahin to be auctioned

Wrote an article that I'm surprised the media hasn't picked up.

http://tecpaocelotl.livejournal.com/33727.html

Codex Chimalpahin, together with other Nahuatl works, to be auctioned.

The 3 volumes held by the British & Foreign Bible Society, are to be up for auction at Christies on May 21st, 2014.

Though there are many writings from dated right after the conquest to colonial Mexico, the most important sections are from writings from Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin.

The volumes are written in Nahuatl and Spanish. These works are not published nor have they been studied which make them rare. Once thought of lost in 1828, they were rediscovered in 1983.

Based on what the auction house provides, along with my historical knowledge, here is a compiled list of what is important about these 3 volumes:

Volume 1:
• History of the lords of the Chichimecas
• Pedro Vasquez’s translation of Gabriel de Castaneda’s Nahuatl account of the Mixton war
• Nuno de Guzman’s conduct in the torture and execution of Caltzontzin, ruler of Michoacan

Volume 2:
• History of the Chichimeca
• History of Texcoco

Volume 3:
• Cronica Mexicayotl in Nahuatl
• "Aztec" Calendar with day signs
• History of rules of Tenochtitlan
• Nahuatl translations
• Documents in the Purepecha language
• Native names of places
• Texcocans accountsof the conquest
• Conquest of Tlatelolco in Nahuatl
• Fernando Alvarado Tezozomoc's statements
• Early rulers of Tatelolco in Nahuatl
• Ancient "Aztec" month count and calendar in Nahuatl
• Tons of text in Nahuatl

Volume 1 and 2 has some writings of Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl. Only surviving copies of his own writing. His signature is in Volume 1.

Volume 3, The Codex Chimalpahin, is mostly written by Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin; historian was a nobility of Nahua descedent. He wrote in Nahuatl for a Nahua audience. This is only 1 of 6 other different texts in his own writing that have survived. The other 5 are in Public Institutions.

More info which takes you directly to the page for the document from the auction house:
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/b...7-details.aspx
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Default Re: Codex Chimalahin on Auction

Since that thread, I have written a blog and did a youtube video:

http://tecpaocelotl.livejournal.com/33727.html

http://youtu.be/rLgCTBkNq0U

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Default Re: Codex Chimalahin on Auction

An update. I emailed on the 21st to someone in the auction house to figure out the fate of the codex. Here is the response I gotten the next day:

Thank you for your interest. The work was removed from sale at the request of the vendor, and an announcement will be made with full details in due course.
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Default Re: Codex Chimalahin on Auction

Conclusion on what happened to Codex Chiamalpahin.

http://tecpaocelotl.livejournal.com/34388.html
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