America's Oldest Record--Baptismal Entry in 1594
This Remarkable Document Shows the Earliest European Original Manuscript that is both Native To and On Deposit in Any Archives of the US.
It is a baptismal entry dated June 25, 1594,in St Augustine--which then had about 300 inhabitants. Person whose birth was first recorded was Maria Ximenes. A transcription is shown on the left and a translation of the Spanish on the right. This historical document is reproduced on a remarkable quality paper that looks and feels like parchment. It truly feels like an original document. Available framed or unframed. Framed comes with faux black marble mat, gold metal frame, and all accessories for hanging. 13 3/4" x 16"
Baptismal Entry - Unframed