every respect, The Cave Paintings of Baja California is a revelation.
A timeless story of exploration and discovery that unlocks the secrets
of a part of the world where few travelers have ever ventured.
Crosby conveys a great sense of adventure … while highlighting
the beauty and spirituality of the landscape and its art. His discovery
of the rock paintings and some of the history of Baja California
itself are skillfully woven into descriptions of the sites and interpretations
of the art … Excellent maps, beautiful photographs both of
the rock paintings and the people of the area, and illustrations
clarifying the paintings enhance the text.
For both serious researchers and armchair travelers, there is
Baja California historian and photographer Harry Crosby’s
magnificent updated and expanded Cave Paintings of Baja California.
The Wall Street Journal
The Cave Paintings of Baja California is a dramatic personal
account of Harry Crosby’s search for, and discovery of, the
prehistoric rock art hidden in caves and overhangs in the remote
mountains of Baja California. Guided by local ranchers over more
than a thousand miles of trails, Crosby found and photographed over
200 sites painted in the Great Mural style.
Great Murals, created by an unknown people, are not only major cultural
artifacts, but the most distinctive trove of rock art in North America.
The scale of the paintings and their sensitive renderings of animals
and people are unmatched in the New World and are comparable to
the Paleolithic cave paintings of Europe.