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The Dresden Codex, the oldest book written in the Americas[edit]

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The complete Dresden Codex in the correct reading sequence (pages 1-24, 46-74, 25-45) from left to right, including empty pages
Reason
This image has tremendous historical and informational value: it shows the entire Dresden Codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, one of the last and most significant Mayan Codices surviving to this day.
Articles in which this image appears
Dresden Codex
FP category for this image
Category:Dresden Codex
Creator
Linear77
  • Support as nominator --Lordelicht (talk) 12:58, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment... wouldn't a... PDF file... or DJVu file... be more useful? And less likely to break coding? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:45, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I've not looked at the file closely, but at only 967 pixels tall, I'm not sure the resolution is good enough. I also think that separating the sheets would make the files more flexible in their use on Wikimedia projects. - hahnchen 18:29, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I can't get the file to open...-Godot13 (talk) 06:49, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
    • I could only get it to download using right click -> save file as. I think it is too big to open in Firefox. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:47, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I thought I may have agreed with the comments above, but on closer inspection I really enjoyed scrolling along the image, being able to compare several pages at once. For that purpose I'd say it has great EV, and the relatively small height means it fits nicely on the screen at 100%, and you stand a better chance of being able to view it than you would with a higher resolution. Works fine in IE11 and looks great in the article. nagualdesign (talk) 04:00, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent picture with high EV. Any larger and it would be very inconvenient to view. Art and culture from the great Mesoamerican civilizations is grossly underrepresented in our featured collection and I think this would be a very nice edition. MatGTAM (talk) 7:59, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is an awesome picture with very high EV. And I don't mind the file format. I do oppose on the grounds that the height is less than 1000px, and would love to see greater detail in each of the panels. I feel we are missing quite a bit by having the vertical resolution so low. Mattximus (talk) 23:52, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong support Tomer T (talk) 18:34, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:09, 24 January 2014 (UTC)