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February 01, 1722

GACETA DE MEXICO, Mexico, February, 1722  This is an exceedingly rare newspaper. Not only is this issue #2 of the oldest newspaper in Mexico, but it is the oldest newspaper in all of Latin America--in fact the oldest newspaper in the entire western hemisphere outside of Boston and Philadelphia.
It is of small size, measuring 6 by 8 inches, and complete in 8 pages, printed entirely in Spanish. The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page. It is in excellent condition.
Issue number 1 is in our private collection and is currently on loan to The Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Cervantine Library at the Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education, Mexico, holds the only known complete collection of the Gaceta de Mexico (1722-1822). Beyond these two holdings I have not seen any surface on the public market in the past 40 years.
A rare opportunity for the second issue of an exceedingly rare monthly newspaper. It comes in a custom-made, leather presentation case (see).

Category: The 1600's and 1700's