Baja California Books Section 3

Baja California Books Section 3

Books about Baja California and Baja California Sur – Section Three

Lower California Guidebook: A descriptive traveler’s guide


(Clark guidebooks) Hardcover – 1967
by Peter Gerhard (Author)
Hardcover: 243 pages, Publisher: A.H. Clark Co; 4th edition (1967)
Language: English – ASIN: B0007DTR1I
Product Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
This book was THE BIBLE for travel in Baja California in the 60’s and early 70’s. There are probably better books and maps for modern travel but if you are interested in discovering Old Baja there is NOTHING that can beat it. It features a mile by mile travelog with side routes. The 4th edition should have detailed black and white section maps and a fold out colored overall map. Be sure the maps are intact before you buy.  Sometimes they get torn out.

Pirates, Corsaries and Philabusters in Old California

pirates-corsarios-filibusteros-antigua-californiaBy Sealtiel Enciso Pérez

We welcome you to this space where our greatest desire is to promote knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of this beautiful land of Sudcalifornia, Baja California Sur.

This is a research work about the main Pirates who came to our Sudcalifornian coasts and who made tremendous feats of plundering ships on the high seas. Sometimes these pirates did not take anything, on the contrary hid their treasures in these lands waiting to return for them.

Es un trabajo de investigación de los principales Piratas que llegaron hasta nuestras costas Sudcalifornianas y que realizaron tremendas hazañas de saqueo de barcos en alta mar. En ocasiones estos piratas no se llevaban nada, al contrario ocultaban sus tesoros en estas tierras esperando regresar por ellos.

The Magnificent Peninsula by Jack Williams. 1986
The Magnificent Peninsula

The Magnificent Peninsula
by Jack Williams. 1986
The Comprehensive Guidebook to Mexico’s Baja California with over 50 maps, 30 tables and photographs, hotel and trailer court lists. – jat

Sea of Cortez

sea-of-cortez-steinbeck-rickets-1982-6461-r2A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
by John Steinbeck and E. F. Rickets – 1982
The collaboration of two friends-one a novelist, one a novelist, one a marine biologist-produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely GUlf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking.

Scented Soil: San Jose Mission (1730–1840)

Padre Nicolas Tamaral was murdered in 1734

In 1730, Nicholas Tamaral arrived either by sea or by land at a place on the coast where there was fresh water; perhaps an oasis or a stream. Looking for a location with suitable conditions, he found a place on a hill with a breathtaking view where he decided to establish the mission. In 1734, he was martyred by the rebellion of indigenous people. The building was destroyed to some extent and abandoned. The region became a visit for missionaries who came at times to celebrate Mass and continue the evangelization. The spiritual conquest ended in 1840 with the abandonment of the missions in Southern California.

Source: Tendencia Magazine article May 26, 2015
Tendencia Magazine  El Arte de Viajar

Siempre Mañana – Always Tomorrow

Siempre Manana (Always Tomorrow) English Edition (SIGNED) Paperback – January 1, 1994
by Bill (Guillermo) Sorenson (Author)
Publisher: Self Published; Limited First Edition edition (1994)
Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches

Sunset Travel Guide to Baja California

By: Sunset Editorial Staff with Ken and Caroline Bates
Published by: Lane Books, Menlo Park, California. 1971  Edition.  Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 72-140160.  Size 10.75″ x 8.25″
Chapters cover The North Region (Tijuana, Ensenada, San Felipe), The Central Desert and Gulf Coast (San Ignacio, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, Loreto), Southward to the Cape (La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo). The text is accompanied by maps and black and white photographs.

The Official Guide to Cabo San Lucas
by Anne T.  Baffert


Bibliographic Details.
Title: The Official Guide to Cabo San Lucas.
Publisher: The Author

Publication Date: 1983.
Binding: Paperback. 
Paperbound with pictorial cover, pp. 59. illustrated with sketches and halftones.
The cover is an interesting photograph of land’s end with sand, taken around 1982.

The Sea of Cortez
Gulf of California, Baja, Mainland Coast.

the-sea-of-cortez-1966(A Sunset Book) Hardcover
First Printing 1966 – jat
by Raymond Cannon (Author)
Beautifully illustrated book on the Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja, Mainland Coast: Mexico’s Primitive Frontier featuring history, travel discoveries, fishing and adventure.
Quote from the the introduction: “The Story of The Sea of Cortez, a primitive world of beauty and adventure that begins less than fifty miles below the southwest border of the United States.”

The Unforgettable Sea of Cortez – Baja California’s Golden Age

ufsccov-11947-1977. The Life And Writings Of Ray Cannon By Gene Kira
First Printing 1999; Replica Second Printing 2008. 362 Pages, Hard Cover, 8.5″ x 11″.  History of Baja California Sport Fishing.
A Keepsake, Presentation Quality Volume. Text of more than 197,000 Words – More than 400 Historic Baja Photos – $49.95 + Shipping & Sales Tax – Replica Second Printing 2008.  – jat


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