Sunday, November 6, 2011

Br. Jaun de Bustamante, S.J. "The Printer"

The Old Gate of The College of St. Paul
In 1556, King Joao III of Portugal dispatched a group of Jesuits with a printer and a printing press to Abyssinia at the request of its emperor. When the ship put in at Goa, the emperor changed his mind and now this Portuguese colony was suddenly left with a press and a printer. 
The printer was Juan de Bustamante, a Jesuit Brother from Valencia, who was accompanied by an Indian assistant trained in printing in Lisbon. Bustamante, Gupta goes on write, 
set up the press at the College of St.Paul in Goa, and it was under the imprint of the college that most of the early publications were issued. 
Link (here) to The Hindu

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