The Peralta family forged an impressive history with the exploration of the New World and created a set of encoded maps from their experiences. The maps were reportedly in the possession of Don Antonio Peralta’s family at the time Santa Anna lost the Mexican-American War in the region considered the colony of New Spain. In Reading Peralta Maps: Volume 1: Maps in Stone and Skin, authors Robert L. and Lynda R. Kesselring tell how they deciphered the maps’ secrets, revealing the existence of more than one hundred square miles of trails, mines, and buried bullion. This first of two volumes tells how the Kesselrings learned to interpret the maps and obtained the physical evidence to support their claims. Volume 1 discusses how maps created on stone and skins were employed for gold mines, camps, and the treasure of the Church of Santa Fe. Reading Peralta Maps discloses tricks, symbols, and secret signs, sharing each solved maps’ GPS coordinates to help visitors reach the sites.