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Historical Atlas of California with Original Maps

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Author: Hayes, Derek.

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Reference #: 1556

Status: Sold

List Price: $70.00

Berkley: University of California Press, 2007. Folio (13”), Fine, in dustwrapper. 256 pp.; map endpapers; Catalogue of Maps, Bibliography & Index.

Close to 500 original maps reproduced, most in full colour. A fine, well-researched reference book with detailed historical material juxtaposed with the appropriate maps. From 'the First Californians' through the Spanish and Russian explorers, the nautical exploits of Sir Francis Drake, the Gold Rush, the coming of the Railroads to modern day geological maps of earthquake zones: it's all here in a beautifully designed book. The maps, reproduced in high resolution, come from museums, archives and collectors from Europe as well as North America, with all maps properly attributed. A pristine copy, Signed by Hayes on the Title Page.

In his review of this book (Fine Books & Collections, March-April 2008) Scott Brown concludes a four-column evaluation with the following observation: “The Historical Atlas of California is not the sort of book one reads cover to cover. It is ideal for dipping into and exploring. Each time I have returned to it, I discovered something new about my native land. I thought I knew its history pretty well, but after spending time with Hayes’s book, I realized how much is still terra incognita for me. At least now I have an excellent road map.”

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