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Auction 135, Lot 275

"Hawaii Government Survey - Molokai", Hawaii Territorial Surveys

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1897 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

34 x 16.8 inches
86.4 x 42.7 cm
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This first edition is the smaller version of the colorful lithographed map produced by W.D. Alexander, the Surveyor-General. The very detailed map delineates the topography, watershed, villages, land grants, coastal detail, lava flows, and property owners. At the turn of the century numerous valleys supported cattle ranches. The larger edition (48" x 25") locates the leper colony which is not located on this edition. Triangulation, boundaries and topography by Alexander and M.D. Monsarrat. The map was drawn by F.S. Dodge, C.J. Willis, and S.M. Kanakanui. An early and fascinating map of the beautiful island.


Condition: B+

Folding as issued. Full margins and very nice less light toning on two folds and short tear at binding trim.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/16/2011