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Auction 157, Lot 284

"[Lot of 3] Territory of Hawaii... [and] Topographic Map of the Island of Kauai - Kauai County, Hawaii... [and] Hawaii (Hawaii County) Special Map Proposed Kilauea Volcano National Park",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1912-20 (dated)

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A. Territory of Hawaii Compiled from Data on File in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; U.S. Geological Survey..., by General Land Office, dated 1920, printed color (33.0 x 21.8"). This large and colorful map 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 I. P. Berthrong chief of drafting division." Beautifully colored including lithographic shading to suggest terrain. Published under the direction of the commissioner Clay Tallman. Large inset (12.5 x 7.5") at lower left gives a wider view of the entire archipelago and notes in red the Hawaiian Islands Bird Reservation. In 1904 Theodore Roosevelt established this huge reservation, which stretches between Nihoa to Kure Atoll with the exception of Midway. Table at bottom center lists the distances to the principle ports in the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu. Good detail on a scale of 1 inch = 12 miles. Condition: Light offsetting, a few tiny splits at fold intersections, and a 1.5" fold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

B. Topographic Map of the Island of Kauai - Kauai County, Hawaii..., by U.S. Geological Survey, dated 1912, printed color (38.8 x 29.9"). This is the highly detailed 1912 edition of this map based upon surveys from 1910. It is lithographed in four colors and drawn on a scale of one inch per mile with 50 foot contour intervals. Remarkable detail of roads, trails, railroads, coastal detail including lighthouses, topography, watershed and even individual buildings. It locates several Forest Reserves including the Lihue-Koloa, Halele and Moloaa reserves. Legend at lower right identifies 25 different physical features. Inset at upper left illustrates "The Hawaiian Islands." The map was prepared by the Geological Survey with the cooperation of W.F. Frear, Governor and Marston Campbell, Supt. of Public Works. Condition: Light toning with a few tiny splits at fold intersections.

C. Hawaii (Hawaii County) Special Map Proposed Kilauea Volcano National Park, by U.S. Geological Survey, dated 1912, black & white (28.1 x 20.3"). This map depicts the proposed park on the Big Island, now simply referred to as Volcanoes National Park. Shows very good topographical detail including elevation via contour lines, geology, and lava flow. Drawn on a scale of 1 mile per inch with contour intervals at 25 feet. Condition: Light toning.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding. See description above.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016

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