The Diary of Ensign Gabriel Moraga's Expedition of Discovery in the Sacramento Valley, 1808. Translated and Edited by Donald C. Cutter

By: Gabriel Moraga (1765-1823)

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Early California Travel Series, No. XLI. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy, bound by Perry Davis. Small 8vo. 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches. [iv], 36 pp. Printed in red and black with calligraphic decorations by Albert Meakin, decorative initials, folding map; text clean, unmarked. Brick-red cloth spine, printed paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. 16878720-008. Very Good. Gabriel Moraga was a Spanish army officer in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, an Alta California explorer, and son of the pioneer Jose Joaquin Moraga. Born in Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico, Moraga lived most of his life in Alta California where he died at Santa Barbara. Moraga was one of the first Europeans to see the Central Valley of California. He led the first official Spanish expeditions to explore the valley in 1806-1808. Many of the names which Moraga gave to places in the region have survived, such at the Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, Merced River, Calaveras River and Mariposa River. REFERENCE: Rudkin, Early California Travels Series, No. XLI.

Title: The Diary of Ensign Gabriel Moraga's Expedition of Discovery in the Sacramento Valley, 1808. Translated and Edited by Donald C. Cutter

Author Name: Gabriel Moraga (1765-1823)

Illustrator: Albert Meakin

Categories: Early California Travels Series,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Glen Dawson: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 16878720-008

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