Auction 119, Lot 265

"Hawaii Government Survey - Molokai", Hawaii Territorial Surveys

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1897 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

48 x 25 inches
121.9 x 63.5 cm

First edition of this large map produced by W.D. Alexander, the Surveyor-General. It is difficult to imagine a more detailed map of the island - topography, watershed, villages, land grants, coastal detail, lava flows, property owners - it's all here. At the turn of the century numerous valleys supported cattle ranches. On the northern exposure can be seen an area of about six square miles dedicated to a leper colony of about 100 souls. It was established in 1866 and was considered one of the most remarkable institutions of its kind in existence. Triangulation by Alexander and M.D. Monsarrat, who also did the boundaries and topography. The map was drawn by F.S. Dodge, C.J. Willis, and S.M. Kanakanui. A huge and fascinating map of this beautiful island.


Condition: B

Folding, as issued. One or two very small fold intersection splits. Apart from light toning on folds a very clean and bright example.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/9/2007