Auction 132, Lot 249

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

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1905 (dated)

Publication: Department of the Interior

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. This is the second edition of this very handsome chart.

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Condition: A+

Folding as issued, mint.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/2/2010

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