Martín, Esteban

Martín, Esteban

(ĕstā`bän märtēn`), fl. 1539, printer in Mexico. Martín is reputed to have preceded Juan PablosPablos, Juan
, d. 1561?, printer in Spanish America. Pablos printed in Mexico City the first book known to have been printed in the Western Hemisphere. It was a religious manual, Breve y más compendiosa doctrina christiana en lengua mexicana y castellana
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. There is evidence that he printed Escala espiritual para llegar al cielo, a translation of a work by St. John Climax, in 1535, and Catechismo mexicano in 1537.
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