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Auction 119, Lot 269

"Hawaii Government Survey - Maui Hawaiian Islands", Hawaii Territorial Surveys

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

52.3 x 43.3 inches
132.8 x 110 cm
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This is a large and handsome map that depicts Maui in great detail shortly after its annexation by the United States. Maui was the main island of the "county group" with a population approaching 40,000. Survey work during the previous decade had resulted in preparation of good maps, but there remained the problem of laying out the lands for settlement under existing land laws. This map delineates those lands for sale, awarded lands, and much more. The map was made under the direction of W.D. Alexander, Surveyor General. It was drawn by F.S. Dodge in 1885, with topography by Alexander, Dodge, C.J. Lyons, M.D. Monsarrat, S.E. Bishop, E.D. Baldwin, and W.R. Lawrence. This edition has been updated to 1903 by John M. Donn. A lovely example with strong coloring and fine line.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Apart from a trace of toning on some folds at lower left this example is near fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007