The California Water Atlas

Sacremento: State of California, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio (46 x 39cm). There are beautiful color graphics on almost all of the 118 pages. In addition to the maps there are birdseye views of cities, photographs, reproductions of paintings, diagrams, tables and charts as well as beautiful LANDSAT images from NASA. From the Foreword: " This book sets out to tell the biggest story in the richest and most populous state in the Union. Water lies at the basis of the modern prosperity of California, and the history of the state is in large part the history of water development. .The result is not a conventional governmental publication. The sheer heft, size and sophisticated printing of the volume makes that self- evident. These physical characteristics of the book were dictated by the complexity of the information presented in the maps and other graphic elements." Overall a magnificent production and probably one of the most beautiful ever produced by a state government. Bound in blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in silver with black leather or faux leather quarter binding. A couple of light scuffs on back cover, but otherwise new as it has been stored for many years. Note : overseas shipping will be expensive due to size of this volume. As New / No Jacket. Item #3059

Price: $270.00

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