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Tierra Perfecta, or "Perfect Land" of the Mission Fathers. Lower California, the Peninsula, Now Open to Colonists [wrapper title]
International Company of Mexico, New York & San Diego, 1887. Five photographically-reproduced illustrations and two maps. Printed on a sheet of green paper measuring 351?4 x 161?2 inches, folding into twenty-four panels. A fact-filled promotional encouraging emigration to and investment in Baja California. The International Land Company of Mexico issued several similar pamphlets on Baja in the mid-to-late 1880s (see Barrett 1303-1307), but the present example is the most elaborate in format, having been printed on a single large sheet folded into twenty-four panels, with text printed in varying orientations. The agricultural opportunities are described at great length, as are the qualities of the city of Ensenada. The illustrations show orange groves, oaks, banana plants, and olive trees, and the map shows the Peninsula down to the twenty-eighth parallel. One paragraph discusses the fine quality honey produced in the region. Scarce. Barrett 1306 In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. Two ink stamps of U.S. Geological Survey Library on front panel. A bit of wear at the edges and folds. One panel with a neat closed tear halfway across, but with no loss. Overall, very good Five photographically-reproduced illustrations and two maps. Printed on a sheet of green paper measuring 351?4 x 161?2 inches, folding into twenty-four panels [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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