Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786


SKU: 9780930588397 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Heyday Books
Product ID: 1024476


On the afternoon of September 14, 1786, two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey, the first foreign vessels to visit Spain’s California colonies. Aboard was a party of eminent scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians. For the next ten days the commander of this expedition, Jean Fran ois de La P rouse, took detailed notes on the life and character of the area: its abundant wildlife, the labors of soldiers and monks, and the customs of Indians recently drawn into the mission. These observations provide a startling portrait of California two centuries ago.

ISBN: 9780930588397
Publisher: Heyday Books
Pub Date: 04/2018
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 7.90h x 6.00w x 0.40d

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Weight 0.44 lbs
Dimensions 7.90 × 6.00 × 0.40 in