The Codex Zouche-Nutall from the British Museum in London forms together with the Codex Vindobonensis (Cod. Vindobon. Mexic. 1, Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien) and the Codex Borgia (Cod.Vat.mes.1), a threesome of one of the most beautiful old Mexican manuscripts which belongs to the Mayan domain. The Codex Dresdensis (Saechsische Landesbibliothek Dresden, Mscr. Dresd. R 310) still is not included in this grouping.
The opportunity to produce the main Codex for the first time in the form of a true-to-original colour reproduction using a photo-mechanical process represents a milestone in the pursuit of a project dating back to 1960 and which represents a leeway into a vast and all encompassing source of history, art and religion from the cultural world of old America.