• Image of Eight Omens of Misfortune
  • Image of Eight Omens of Misfortune
  • Image of Eight Omens of Misfortune

Within the the Florentine Codex, the multi-volume, encyclopedic compilation of Mexica culture, knowledge, and tradition made by surviving Mexica elders under the direction of Franciscan friars, is housed an astonishing episode before the conquest. In it are listed 8 omens of misfortune that were witnessed by the populace of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan 10 years before the arrival of the Spanish. This book recounts these events.
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Accordion-fold book. Printed on Rives BFK. Original linocut illustrations. Letterpress printed using Centaur and Arrighi typefaces by Bruce Rogers. Limited edition of 50.
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Book Dimensions: 5.25x6.25 inches
Image Created 2005