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Historical atlas of California : with original maps

Author: Derek Hayes; University of California Press.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Facsimiles
Maps
Maps Facsimiles
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hayes; University of California Press.
ISBN: 9780520252585 0520252586
OCLC Number: 183356180
Notes: Relief shown by shading, gradient tints, and hachures. Depths shown by soundings on some maps.
"Originated by Douglas & McIntyre, Ltd. ... Vancouver, B.C., Canada"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 atlas (256 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
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 --
1. Los Angeles --
2. The San Francisco Bay Area --
3. San Diego --
4. Sacramento --
5. 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 --
California at war --
Moving and shaking --
Catalog of maps.
Responsibility: Derek Hayes.

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