Auction 126, Lot 281

"Jnsel Hawaii Nach Brigham",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1870 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6 x 8.4 inches
15.2 x 21.3 cm

An uncommon German map of Hawaii similar in outline to William Ellis' map of 1827, but with the lava flows of 1823-1859 clearly shown. The map is based on the work of William T. Brigham who explored the volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii in 1864-65. The topography is defined through hachure, with Mauna Loa, Kilauea, and Kealakua Bay among the place names noted. An uncommon and early map which focuses on lava flows.


Condition: A

Map is very good, but with close trim with partial loss to text at bottom below the neatline. A short fold separation into the map has been repaired on the verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008