Historical Atlas of California: With Original Maps

Historical Atlas of California: With Original Maps

by Derek Hayes, Chris Labonté

Hardcover(First Edition)

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520252585
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 592,351
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.50(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Derek Hayes is the author of Historical Atlas of the United States (UC Press), Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, and The Historical Atlas of the Arctic among other books.

Table of Contents

A Visual California

The First Californians
Notions of a Western Shore
Of Gold and Galleons
The First New England
On the Right Hand of the Indies
Spain Moves North
Exploring an Unknown Interior
Russian California
Mexican California
West to California
American California
The Gold Rush
The State of California
The United States Coast Survey
Searching for a Railroad Path
Building the Transcontinental Railroad
The Southern Pacific
A Geological Survey
Water, Wine, and Oranges
The Rise of Urban California
Los Angeles
The San Francisco Bay Area
San Diego
Other Cities
Rails for Growth
The Burning of San Francisco
Wildness for the People
Bringing Water to the Cities
From Bike Paths to Freeways
Power for a New Economy
Of Airports and Airlines
Boom and Bust
A West Coast Defended
Moving and Shaking

Catalog of Maps

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