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Historical Atlas of California

by Derek Hayes

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What a tremendous atlas and historical resource! This book from Derek Hayes brings together a wealth of maps covering California - from ancient to modern. The book is beautifully layed out and a joy to read. ( )
  rcsj | Dec 30, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520252586, Hardcover)

Using nearly five hundred historical maps and many other illustrations--from rough sketches drawn in the field to commercial maps to beautifully rendered works of art--this lavishly illustrated volume is the first to tell the story of California's past from a unique visual perspective. Covering five hundred years of history, it offers a compelling and informative look at the transformation of the state from before European contact through the Gold Rush and up to the present. The maps are accompanied by a concise, engaging narrative and by extended captions that elucidate the stories and personalities behind their creation. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of California, featuring many rare and unusual maps, will be a treasured addition to any library. Distilling an enormous amount of information into one volume, it presents a fascinating chronicle of how California came to be what it is today.
Copub: Douglas & McIntyre

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