ORIGINAL TITLE Title: Sagrada Biblia, en Latin y Español. Con notas literales, críticas é históricas, prefacios y disertaciones.
PRONUNCIATION: Sagrada Biblia, en Latin y Español. Con notas literales, críticas é históricas, prefacios y disertaciones.
TYPE: Bible
COMPONENTS: Complete in 25 volumes. Vols. I and IV with additional volume: Estampas y Mapas para la Edicion Mejicana de la Sagrada Biblia del Abad Vence. (New York), 1835. Contains 37 biblical plates and maps of the Holy Land.
CONDITION: Lightly browned with occasional wear, previous owner’s marks. Contemporary uniform gilt-ruled tree-calf, with green morocco spine-labels, rubbed. 4to, text vol: rectangular folio.
ITEM ID: 4489
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First Bible Printed in Mexico (First Bible in Spanish in the Americas)

DATE
Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: 1831-33, 1835

The first bible printed in Mexico is also the first bible printed in Spanish in the Americas as a whole.

The preface, addressed “A la Iglesia Mejicana”, is signed by Mariano Galvan Rivera, who is described elsewhere as the proprietor of the translation. With elaborate prolegomena, dissertations, prefaces, tables, etc.

Based on a Bible published in 25 volumes in Paris, 1820-4 and known as the Bible de Vence.

ARTISTS
Name: Imprenta de Galván
Type: Printer