New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Second Printing. Large 8vo, pp xxiv, 334, , xvii. Index. With 11 maps (some folding; one large); 66 Illustrations. Black cloth in orange and black dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (slight fading to spine; price-clipped; minor wear to extremities). Item #20836
In 1774 Juan Bautista de Anza opened the road from Sonora, in Mexico, to the California coast. In 1775-6 he led from Mexico across the deserts and past hostile Indians a colony that fuonded the city of San Francisco. This book is the stirring and dramatic story of these two epochal California expeditions. - dustjacket cover.