Between 1769 and 1823, less than the management of pop Junípero Serra, the Spanish tested a series of missions alongside the California coast. types of architectural attractiveness, they stretched from San Diego to north of San Francisco.
Artist David Rickman's thoroughly rendered and well-researched drawings (including numerous double-page spreads) depict all 21 of those admirable constructions, between them San Buenaventura, San José de Guadalupe, Santa Cruz, San Diego de Alcalà, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Bàrbara Virgen y Màrtir, Santa Inés Virgen y Màrtir, San Francisco Solano, San Juan Bautista, and San Luis Rey de Francia.
Also incorporated are lifelike, ready-to-color vignettes re-creating a variety of points of venture lifestyles, relatively the position of the venture in changing the Indians to Christianity and educating them in farming, weaving, blacksmithing, masonry, and different crafts — even portray and adorning the venture church and surrounding buildings.
An informative caption accompanies every one representation, giving a short background of the challenge, whereas a common advent explains the background and objective of the undertaking process in California. A map shows their locations.