Title A VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA, THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, & AROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1826-1829. Translated and edited by August Fruge and Neal Harlow.
Book Number 62785
Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, (1999). Cloth, fine in d/w, illust., pp. xxx, 254. ISBN 0 520 21752 7. A poor choice of cargo necessitated French sea captain Duhaut-Cilly to spend nearly two years on the Alta and Baja coasts of California before he could return to France. This enforced layover enabled him to produce "... a rare eyewitness account of the pastoral society that was Mexican California, including the missions at the height of their powers". Also included is his description of the Sandwich Islands portion of the journey.
Sandwich Islands Hawaii Pacific maritime trade Baja Alta Mexican California America