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Boxer Codex (2nd Edition)

Boxer Codex (2nd Edition)

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In 1947, Iberian colonial maritime scholar Charles R. Boxer acquired a late 16th c. manuscript by an anonymous scribe who had compiled eyewitness accounts of Spanish and Portuguese expeditions. Through detailed descriptions and lavish illustrations, this manuscript depicted the customs, costumes, and ways of life of the peoples of East and Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. 

This second edition contains the complete color plates of the original manuscript, maps of the different expeditions, an extensive bibliography, and an updated introduction that situates the work in a global context and presents the intertwined stories of academician Charles Boxer and Philippine National Artist Carlos Quirino, whose friendship ignited global interest and passionate study of the codex. Coupled with a fresh English translation and a modernized Spanish transcription, Boxer Codex is not only a historic text with a singular iconography but also a work that can be enjoyed as a literary product of the Hispanic baroque period in the Philippines, Asia, and the Pacific.

Vibal Foundation Inc., Philippines

Publication Date:
First edition, 2016; Second edition, 2022

Hardcover / 10.25 x 7.08 inches / 392 pages / Color

English, Spanish

ISBN: 978-971-97-0779-0