Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
First Printing Press in Central America
Primera Imprenta en Centro América
Esta es la casa donde se establecio la primera imprenta que hubo en Centro America año de 1660. El Reyno de Coathemala fue la tercer colonia Hispano Americana que tuvo imprenta.
This is the house where the first printing press was established in Central America in 1660. The Kingdom of Coathemala was the third Spanish colony in the Americas to have a printing press.
Location. 14° 33.447′ N, 90° 44.021′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker is on 4ta Calle Poniente, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on 4ta Calle Poniente, between 5ta and 4ta Avenidas, on the north side of the Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marroquín Sculptor Quirio Cataño (about 90 meters away); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (about 90 meters away); Palace of the Captaincy General (about 120 meters away); Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding First Printing Press in Central America. Payo Enríquez de Rivera, as the new Archbishop of Guatemala in Santiago de los Caballeros (what is now Antigua, Guatemala) arrived in January 1659. As a man interested in improvements and development, and probably also as a way to publish his own works, he sponsored bringing the first printing press to Guatemala in 1660. An experienced Spanish printer, José Pineda Ibarra, accompanied the press from Puebla, Mexico. Pineda Ibarra operated his press and bookstore for almost twenty years from 1660 to 1679. His son Antonio Pineda continued to operate the press and business from 1681 until 1721.
Additional keywords. Guatemala
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Communications •
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