Terra Alta, in the north-eastern mountains, has a winter mean of 26°, a summer mean of only 67°.
The Latin tale by Jean de Haute Seille (Johannes de Alta Silva) in his Dolopathos (ed.
The third drainage basin is that of the great central plateau, or alta-planicie.
The former lies near the north end of the great Bolivian alta-planicie, 12,644 ft.
The settlement of Upper California began in 1769, after which the two provinces were distinguished as California Baja or Antigua, and California Alta, the seat of government remaining in the former for a short time.