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HISTORICAL ATLAS MAP OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY CALIFORNIA: Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys

Thompson & West)

Published by Thompson & West, San Francisco, 1876
Hardcover
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New black morocco spine and corners, original cloth boards stamped in gilt and blind, folio (17.75 x 15.5 inches), 110 (i.e. 113) pp. Profusely illustrated with 21 handcolored maps (9 are double-page, several contain inset plats of townships, listed separately in table of contents), 109 lithographed views (10 are double-page, most single-page, several pages contain multiple images). Images and maps are included in the pagination, which also includes pages numbered 16¼ /16½, and 18¼ (verso blank). Now famous as the "Silicon Valley," Santa Clara County, one of the original 27 California counties, created and named in February 1850, was once one of California's most beautiful locales and one the state's most fertile agricultural regions. Her small cities and towns were surrounded by an extraordinarily varied landscape of lush meadows, forests, vineyards, and rolling hills. At her eastern boundary lay the southern shore of San Francisco Bay and to the west her stretch of Pacific coastline, with its alternating sandy beaches and rocky tidepools. In the 1870s, Santa Clara County was truly idyllic, as evidenced here in the dozens of views of farms and homesteads shown nestled into a pristine landscape. Text includes a brief history of the county, biographical sketches of early settlers, and tables of information about climate, crops, population, industries, etc. One of the most lavishly illustrated and, we believe, the first published of the California county historical atlases or illustrated histories. Cowan p. 567, Rocq 13727 New spine and corners, boards faded, contents moderately soiled, but complete and free of tears or staining. Bookseller Inventory # 20306

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Title: HISTORICAL ATLAS MAP OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY ...

Publisher: Thompson & West, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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