Auction 121, Lot 236

"Map of the Territory of Hawaii", General Land Office

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1905 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
33 x 22 inches
83.8 x 55.9 cm

A large, colorful map of the Hawaiian Islands developed shortly after annexation and with little settlement shown outside of Oahu. The Mauna Loa volcano is shown with its lava flows. The chart was "compiled from data on file in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey: Hydrographic Office: Hawaiian Government Surveys, and other authentic sources under the direction of Frank Bond chief of drafting division." Published under the direction of the commissioner William A. Richards. Large inset, compiled by I.P. Berthrong (12.5 x 7.5"), gives a wider view of the entire archipelago, extending beyond Midway Island. Good detail on a scale of 1 inch = 12 miles. Beautiful example of this fine chart.

References:

Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. Crisp color and clean paper. Paper added to binding trim edge to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/26/2007

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