The whole system dates from a time when picture-writing still really ruled the world.
This warlike message is a specimen of Indian picture-writing.
The earliest Egyptian writing was that which is called hieroglyphic, or picture-writing.
In this time did the picture-writing change, or, indeed, was it ever identical?
Then the Doctor called for one of their scribes—that is, a man who did picture-writing.
And yet this is the picture-writing of the Aztecs, with which the world has been so edified for centuries.
The art of picture-writing is attributed to them; and the famous Calendar stone of Mexico has also been ascribed to these people.
The origin of the latter method is doubtless to be found in picture-writing.
The interpretation of the picture-writing is this: 'Be baptized as this saved heathen, or be hanged as this damned heathen.'
De Lafield, in his "Antiquities of America," gives a full representation of this picture-writing.