Auction 130, Lot 264

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

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1914 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

32.8 x 21.8 inches
83.3 x 55.4 cm

A large and colorful map that 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 I. P. Berthrong chief of drafting division." Beautifully colored including lithographic shading to suggest terrain. Published under the direction of the commissioner Clay Tallman. Large inset (12.5 x 7.5") at lower left gives a wider view of the entire archipelago and notes in red the Hawaiian Islands Bird Reservation. Table at bottom center lists the distances to the principle ports in the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu. Good detail on a scale of 1 inch = 12 miles. Blank verso.


Condition: A+

Stunning, flawless example. Folded as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009