A Pictorial and Narrative History of Monterey, Adobe Capital of California, 1770-1847. Jeanne Van Nostrand.

A Pictorial and Narrative History of Monterey, Adobe Capital of California, 1770-1847

San Francisco: The California Historical Society, 1968. First Edition. Large quarto. 100pp. Designed by Adrian Wilson. Forty plates (many in color), notes on the pictures and artists, index. Orange cloth, gilt. A fine copy with pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly tanned). Item #20650

"... pictorial history of the Monterey settlement from shortly after its founding until the American occupation, with excellent reproductions of most all the known views of Monterey drawn or painted between 1786 & 1847... The historical narrative gives highlights of developments from the discovery of Monterey Bay by Cabrillo in 1542 through the discovery of fold at Sutter's sawmill in 1847, and establishes the circumstances under which each of the pictures was producted... Of particular value are the brief biographies which incorporate important new material on the obscure and little known artists to whom we owe our entire visual concept of the first Spanish settlement on the shores of Monterey Bay." - dustjacket flap.

Price: $60.00

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