Tierra Perfecta, or "Perfect Land" of the Mission Fathers. Lower California, The Peninsula, Now Open to Colonists [Cover Title]

By: The International Company of Mexico

Price: $500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Single Large Sheet, folded. 35 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches unfolded. [24] pp. Each page 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Seal of the International Company of Mexico on the front cover, 6 black-and-white half-tone photographs, 2 maps; text clean, unmarked. Single sheet of printed tan paper; light soiling to covers, small holes at folds, when closed there is a paper repair at the foot of the spine, pencil notations on front cover. II618-001. Very Good. Barrett notes 2 different states for this promotional broadsheet, which contains 6 illustrations of orange groves, banana plants, olive and oak trees, and 2 maps; one map of the US, and another of northern Baja California. These images do not line up seated with the text on the opposite side, so it would not do to trim the broadsheet. This promotional piece encourages emigration to Baja California, describing agricultural and mining opportunities, and boasting about the city of Ensenada. George H. Sisson was a nineteenth-century American entrepreneur. He was born in Michigan and was an early real estate developer in Chicago. He was a mining engineer in Arizona, and with his profits from the Arizona operation, Sisson purchased a large land concession in Baja California on July 24, 1884 with Luis Huller. This concession extended between 29 degrees north and 32 degrees, 42 minutes north and included Cedros Island. Additional purchases extended their holdings to 13,325,630 acres. In 1885, Sisson and Huller formed the International Company of Mexico in Hartford, Connecticut, with Sisson as general manager. The company was sold to the British Mexican Land and Colonization Company in 1888. These land holdings represented the problems in land distribution during the Porfiriato (1876-1911); related lawsuits continued for years afterward. REFERENCE: Barrett, Baja California, No. 1306.

Title: Tierra Perfecta, or "Perfect Land" of the Mission Fathers. Lower California, The Peninsula, Now Open to Colonists [Cover Title]

Author Name: The International Company of Mexico

Categories: Baja California,

Publisher: New York; San Diego; London, W. E. Webb; Geo. H. Sisson; Captain Francis Pavy: 1886

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: II618-001

Keywords: The International Company of Mexico, Tierra Perfecta or "Perfect Land" of the Mission Fathers Lower California The Peninsula Now Open to Colonists, Promotional Brochure, Ensenada, Porfiriato, Land Speculation