1992 29¢ Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
Issue Date: September 28, 1992
City: San Diego, CA
Printed By: The Press and J.W. Fergusson & Sons for Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
On June 27, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo set sail from New Spain (present-day Mexico) in search of a water route between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Three months later, he landed at present-day San Diego. Since no portraits exist of this famous conquistador, this stamp is an artist's conception.