Item #124709 Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portola Expedition, 1770, with facsimiles of the original printings, a new translation, contemporary maps, and a narrative of how it all came to Pass. George Peter Hammond.

Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portola Expedition, 1770, with facsimiles of the original printings, a new translation, contemporary maps, and a narrative of how it all came to Pass.

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1958.

4to, 53pp. Folding frontis map, 8-page octavo facsimile and 6-page quarto facsimile with folding map, one illustration. Decorated gray boards, black cloth back, gilt, a fine copy with the prospectus loosely inserted.

§ Limited to 400 copies designed by James Robertson and printed by Charles Wood. First printed in Spanish in 1770. An account of the occupation of Monterey. An important text, being the first official reports of the occupation of Alta California by Spain. There exist two printings of the original, one in octavo and one in quarto, both of the greatest rarity and here reproduced in facsimile from the copies in The Bancroft Library. Original announcement laid in. Item #124709

Price: $75.00

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