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Presidio Reconstruction, 18th century.
This illustration shows what the presidio area would have looked like some time around 1767, the date of the Rubí inspection. The eastern and western bastions are shown with raised earthen embankments and three cannons each. One governor described the difficulty in keeping the earthen embankments in the bastions from eroding, and Ray Berthelot discovered in his research for his master thesis that there were as many as four cannons placed in each bastion. The northern bastion, however, has trees growing in it. The different architectural style of the buildings outside the presidio is based on the variation of jacal-type structures, or huts, observed in 19th and 20th century examples.
Source: Illustration by Sergio Palleroni, 2004