by David Rickman
Accurately rendered, well-researched illustrations of 21 Spanish missions built between 1769 and 1823 along the California coast.
Also included are realistic, ready-to-color vignettes recreating various aspects of mission life, particularly the role of the mission in converting the Indians to Christianity
and instruction them in farming, weaving, blacksmithing, masonry and other crafts - even painting and decorating the mission church and surrounding buildings.
An Informative caption accompanies each illustration, giving a brief history and prupose of the mission system in California. A map indicates their locations.
Original Dover (1992) publication
40 black and white line illustrations.