Flag Map of California [Signed in pencil by W.J. Goodacre]
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Goodacre’s wonderful flag map of California, signed by the mapmaker.
Dynamic pictorial map tracing the history of political claims to California, from Sir Francis Drake to statehood. We see California as an object of desire, with various explorers and generals planting their nation’s flag in attempts to claim sovereignty over this great land. This of course includes Spanish and Russian claims, but also more obscure chapters in the history of California, such as when Argentine captain Hippolyte Bouchard captured Monterey for sixteen days in 1818.
Also documented are the momentous events of the 19th century, including Mexican independence, the famous Bear Flag revolt, and the incorporation of California into the United States of America.
A superb example.
Minor blemishes; very good.