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Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The First Printing Press in the Americas

La Primera Imprenta en América

 
 
The First Printing Press in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. The First Printing Press in the Americas Marker
Inscription.  
El Virrey
Don Antonio de Mendoza
establecio aqui
en el año 1536
La Primera Imprenta
de America
los tipógrafos fueron
Esteban Martin
y
Juan Paoli.
Siendo Presidente
de la
Republica
El C. Venustiano Carranza.
El Ayuntamiento Provisional
de la Ciudad de Mexico
coloco esta lapida en 31 de diciembre
de 1917.

English translation:
The Viceroy Don Antonio de Mendoza
established here in 1536
The First Printing Press
in the Americas.
The printers were Esteban Martin and Juan Paoli.
President of the Republic
Venustiano Carranza
The Provisional City Government of the Ciudad de Mexico
placed this marker on December 31, 1917.

 
Erected 1917 by Ayuntamiento Provisional de la Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1917.
 
Location. 19° 26.014′ N, 99° 7.849′ W. Marker is in Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México
The First Printing Press in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The First Printing Press in the Americas Marker
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. Marker is on Calle Moneda, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manuel Nicolás Carpancho (a few steps from this marker); Meeting of Juan Diego and Archbishop Zumárraga (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Benito Juárez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of the Mayorazgo de Guerrero (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named House of the Mayorazgo de Guerrero (about 120 meters away); Dr. Antonio Marquez G. (about 120 meters away); First Post Office in New Spain (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centro Histórico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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