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Documents relating to early printing in Peru

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Documents relating to early printing in Peru, 1584-1628.

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 6129 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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.25 linear foot (1 box)
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  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Donated by Edward S. Harkness, 1933, forming part of the Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness Collection
Call Number
MssCol 6129
OCLC
892566543
Title
Documents relating to early printing in Peru, 1584-1628.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Collection of manuscripts (469 numbered leaves and 10 unnumbered leaves) documenting the origins of printing in South America. Documents are primarily legal records concerning the work of printers Antonio Ricardo of Lima, Peru, and his collaborator and successor, Francisco del Canto. Ricardo, a native of Turin, Italy, worked as a printer in Mexico. He emigrated to Lima, Peru in 1581 where he established his press, printing the first book in South America in 1584. Notable documents include Ricardo's contracts with pressmen and bookbinders (1584), as well as the inventory of his printing workshop (folios 173r-178v), sold to del Canto in 1605. Del Canto continued printing until his death in 1618. In Spanish.
Source
Donated by Edward S. Harkness, 1933, forming part of the Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness Collection
Occupation
Printers.
Added Author
Canto, Francisco del.
Ricardo, Antonio, 1540?-1606.
Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6129
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