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A Journal of Explorations Northward along the coast from Monterey in the Year 1775. With illustrations in original colors by Louis Choris. by  ed Fray Miguel de la Campa; John Galvin - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 1964 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

A Journal of Explorations Northward along the coast from Monterey in the Year 1775. With illustrations in original colors by Louis Choris.

by Fray Miguel de la Campa; John Galvin, ed

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San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1964. Limited Edition. Louis Choris. Near fine, limited to 1000 copies. Flower motif cloth boards, yellow endpapers. Binding is sturdy and square. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Deckle fore edge. Foxing to top edge, interior pages clean and bright. 67 pp. plus 6 pp. with recto maps. Quarto 9 x 12 inches tall. The Hezeta and Bodega expedition stands out for its invaluable notes on local geography, climate, tides, native flora and fauna, as well as its cultural and social observations of indigenous peoples, and it has the distinction of surveying most of the coastal features that gave us, for the first time, a reasonably accurate look at the West Coast of North America." from: The Hezeta and Bodega Expedition of 1775: First Contact on the North Coast, Clarke Historical Museum.
  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 255
  • Title: A Journal of Explorations Northward along the coast from Monterey in the Year 1775. With illustrations in original colors by Louis Choris.
  • Author: Fray Miguel de la Campa; John Galvin, ed
  • Illustrator: Louis Choris
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Howell Books
  • Place: San Francisco
  • Date published: 1964
  • Keywords: explorartion, circumnavigation, sailing, Spain, conquest
  • Bookseller catalogs: Spanish Conquest;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies);

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