Travels on the Pacific Coast
Santa Ana, CA: The Fine Arts Press, 1937. First Edition. 2 volume set. 273, 352pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] 1/2 brown leather over brown boards with the titles gilt stamped on the backstrips. Near fine. Translated, edited, and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. Item #8065
The author of this work was an attaché to the French embassy in Mexico City. he arrived in Monterey in May, 1841, remaining about five months. De Mofras work contains very little of his personal narrative. He aimed to give a complete description of the country, its past history and present condition. He met Lieutenant Wilkes and Sir George Simpson. Each seemed to feel out the others as to the future policy of their countries towards California. Zamorano 80: 30. Eberstadt 112: 134. Howes D542.