"Map of the Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands by the U.S. Ex. Ex.", Wilkes, Charles
Period: 1841 (dated)
Publication: U.S. Exploring Expedition
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 8.3 inches
29 x 21.1 cm
A large scale scientific investigation of the Hawaiian Islands began with the visit of naval commander Chares Wilkes in 1840-41. This map is a marked improvement over previous maps of Hawaii. The coast lines of Maui and Oahu are more accurate (despite a few flaws) and Wilkes managed to convey a vivid image of the mountainous terrain.
References: Fitzpatrick #88.
Faint offsetting and toning along the centerfold with several light damp stains. Four wormholes in border have been repaired with paper.