This book contains detailed fact sheets on each of the 21 California Missions, as well as an extensive Foreword and Afterword covering the history of California from 1758 to 1853. Included is a large 1823 map of Alta California and exhibits showing the population data for the missions, presidios, and pueblos, plus demographic data on the missions.
Features 55 line drawings, 14 paintings, 19 plat maps, 14 architectural drawings, and 78 full color photographs.
"If one has room in his library for only a single volume on California's Spanish history, this is the one to own... a compelling visual delight, your money's worth of primary data" - SMRC Research Center Bulletin No. 2, 2010
"...easy to read and understand... a terrific tool for the classroom or at home working on a mission project for school" - Sacramento Book Review Dec. 16, 2009
Hard cover, spiral-bound 72 -page reference book (9” x 9”)