Auction 148, Lot 258

Matched Set of Ruth White Hawaii Maps

"[Lot of 4 - Island Maps]", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1935 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

14.7 x 11.2 inches
37.3 x 28.4 cm

These very colorful and decorative views showing the four main islands of Hawaii are drawn in a whimsical, humorous style much like Jo Mora's celebrated work of the same period. Cartoonish characters populate each with major roads and points of interest noted, which actually make them fairly useful maps for the tourist. Each has a ribbon title banner and a descriptive cartouche. Issued by the Hawaii Tourist Bureau. These rotary gravure prints have never been folded and each is in vibrant color. An exceptional collection of rarely seen pictorial views.

The list of maps includes:

Island of Hawaii
Island of Maui
Island of Oahu
Island of Kauai

Blank versos. Size varies slightly.


Condition: A

Vivid color with a few very minor creases on the Oahu and Hawaii maps.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/19/2014