THE COSTANSO NARRATIVE OF THE PORTOLA EXPEDITION: First Chronicle of the Spanish Conquest of Alta California. Miguel Costanso.

THE COSTANSO NARRATIVE OF THE PORTOLA EXPEDITION: First Chronicle of the Spanish Conquest of Alta California

Newhall, California: Hogarth Press, 1970. Hardcover. Translated, with an introduction and bibliography, by Ray Brandes, Ph.D. First edition thus, a facsimile reproduction of the original copy in the Los Angeles Public Library. Costanso was a military engineer and cartographer aboard the San Carlos on the Sacred Expedition under the command of Portola (1769-70). He wrote this account of the expedition itself, the terrain, the natives (including something of their language), and the flora and fauna of California. Tall octavo: 112 p. Original tan buckram binding, with black titles. A fine copy. Fine. Item #74363
ISBN: 0911776044

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