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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [QB] Found an interesting lead on this project recently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Mendoza [i]"The Codex Mendoza was hurriedly created in Mexico City, to be sent by ship to Spain. The fleet was attacked by French privateers, and the codex, along with the rest of the booty, taken to France. There it came into the possession of André Thévet, cosmographer to King Henry II of France. Thévet wrote his name in five places on the codex, twice with the date 1553. It was later bought by the Englishman Richard Hakluyt for 20 French francs. Some time after 1616 it was passed to Samuel Purchase, then to his son, and then to John Selden."[/i] Both Richard Hakluyt and Samuel Purchase published maps showing a lake at the same Lat./Lon. as Thevet, AFTER they obtained the "Codex Mendoza". I'm still following this one out, but if I can find maps from Hakluyt and Purchase that PRE-DATE their acquisition of the "Codex Mendoza" and show that they do not have a lake, it might suggest that knowledge of said lake came from the "Codex Mendoza". [/QB][/QUOTE]
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