2015 · Molino de Sancta Rosa, San Geronymo Tacambaro
As a tribute to, and remembrance of, Michael Mathes, Juan Pascoe printed on his handpress in Mexico this tract by the cosmographer of New Spain. The text of Martinez's assessment of the prospect of exploring, "conquering," and settling the province of California is an original manuscript in the Archive of the Indies, later printed in several compilations, including Mathes' Spanish Approaches to the Island of California, 1628–1632 (San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1975).
The Taller Martin Pescador edition consists of => 100 copies, the main text composed by Florencio Ramirez in Enrico Martinez type, the three-page colophon composed by Juan Pascoe in Blado type, and the whole hand printed on DePonte paper. Stitched in light wrappers with a paper label on the front wrapper. (Inventory #: 40718)