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Historical Atlas of California go! Available Online Available in Print Multimedia Resource

“Using nearly five hundred historical maps and many other illustrations‚Äö√Ñ√¨from rough sketches drawn in the field to commercial maps to beautifully rendered works of art‚Äö√Ñ√¨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.”

Posted on 05.07.08

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