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Codex Mendoza

Codex Mendoza


This is a map from the Codex Mendoza (circa 1543) that represents the founding of Tenochtitlan, the large imperial capital of the Aztecs. It offers an important window into visual culture and social, religious, and political life in the early era of Spanish colonization.

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"Codex Mendoza," in World History Commons, [accessed May 22, 2022]