Auction 145, Lot 256

"Island of Hawaii", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: Big Island, Hawaii

Period: 1935 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

11.3 x 17.5 inches
28.7 x 44.5 cm

Ruth Taylor White's charming pictorial maps are among the most popular collectible maps of the early 20th century. These whimsical maps, often known as cartographs, combine graphic style, color and comical observation. In this map of the "Big Island," cartoonish characters populate the island with major roads and points of interest noted, which actually makes this a fairly useful map for the tourist. Decorated by a ribbon style banner and a descriptive cartouche. Blank verso.


Condition: B+

Vivid color with some minor surface abrasions in the image and a few tiny edge tears confined to the blank margins closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2013