ANZA, Juan Bautista de]. POURADE, Richard F. POURADE, Richard F.
Title: Anza Conquers the Desert : The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California and the Founding of San Francisc 1774 to 1776. in dj
Publisher:  Copley Press, 1971, ISBN:0378028510 1971
ISBN Number: 0378028510 / 9780378028516
Seller ID: 64804
[ANZA, Juan Bautista de]. POURADE, Richard F. Anza Conquers the Desert : The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California and the Founding of San Francisco 1774 to 1776. San Diego : The Copley Press, (1971). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii,(2),3-216. Illustrated throughout. Large 8vo, rose cloth with small pictoral onlay to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. With map end-papers.
Richard (Frederick?) Pourade (b. ca 1909, Mexico), historian, editor emeritus of The San Diego Union.
Juan Bautista de Anza Bezerra Nieto (b. July 6/7, 1736, Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico - d. December 19, 1788, Arizpe, Mexico).
Juan Bautista de Anza is credited with opening an overland route from Northern Mexico to California, forging through some of the most inhospitable land in America at the time, in particular, the Great Desert.
Book I. The Road of the Devil :
An Unclaimed Empire -
Challenge of the Desert -
Triumph of a Trail.
Book II. The Promise of the Land :
Colonists for California -
Down the Gila River -
World of the Colorado -
Drama in the Snow -
The Sun of San Gabriel.
Book III. The City on the Hills :
The San Francisco Colony -
Heritage of a Desert Crossing.
Very good in unclipped dustjacket (with a few light spots to the jacket). 40.00