Books California: Mapping the Golden State

California: Mapping the Golden State

California: Mapping the Golden State


This book, provides a fascinating journey in the past of the Golden State through more than fifty full-color, gloriously detailed maps from the Library of Congress. Together with the forward by author Vincent Virga and compelling essays by California writer Ray Jones, the story of California's history is joined with visually stunning cartography into a drama of settlement and change. Chapters include, Missions and Ranchos, Gold Rush, Railroads and Transportation, Golden Cities, Legendary Disasters, Cultural Landscapes, and more. A visually stunning look into the changing character of California. A must have for California history and map lovers. Profusely illustrated. Hardbound w/ dustjacket: 450 pages: 8.75 x 10.25"
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