Detail from the Tulane Codex showing three generations of ruling couples over the town of Chila, Oaxaca, Mexico. The handwriting surrounding the figures dates to the 18th century when the manuscript was repurposed for use in a land claim.
Image of a facsimile edition of the Madrid Codex. The Madrid Codex (also known as the Tro-Cortesianao) is a prehispanic Maya screenfold book. The view of the codex standing upright highlights the physical nature of the Mesoamerican screenfold book.