Visual Source: Smallpox victims from the Florentine Codex (1500s)

European Exploration, Perception of the Other, and the Columbian Exchange 

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The image of natives reclining on mats in blankets is from the Florentine Codex book 12 alongside the description of the smallpox epidemic in Mexico during the conquest by Cort├ęs.

Smallpox victims from the <i>Florentine Codex</i> (1500s)