Auction 160, Lot 278

"[Lot of 9 - Morgan Survey Maps of Hawaii]", U.S. Government

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1893 (circa)

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These nine maps were included in the 1894 Morgan Report, which concluded the United States Congressional investigation into the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. Its name came Senator John Morgan of Alabama, who was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and led the investigation. The maps included are:

A. Naval Chart of the Pacific and Western Atlantic, printed color (26.1 x 22.3"). Centered on the Pacific Ocean, the map shows the possessions of England, France and Germany in the strategically important South Pacific. Ocean routes from Vancouver Island to Australia and New Zealand, as well as routes from Central America to points in Asia, bisect these islands.

B. [Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands], black & white (9.9 x 10.3"). Covers the entire Hawaiian Island chain with a large compass at bottom.

C. [Lot of 3] Oahu Hawaiian Islands Reproduced from Hawaiian Government Survey (12.6 x 9.6") [and] Map of Hawaii (8.1 x 9.1") [and] Reproduced from Hawaiian Government Survey, W.D. Alexander Surveyor General. General Map of the Island of Maui as Surveyed to March 1st 1880 (11.4 x 9.1"). These three maps were originally published in the 1883 U.S.G.S. Annual Report, which were reduced versions of large maps issued by the Hawaiian Government Surveys.

D. Kauai Government Survey, dated 1878, black & white (25.3 x 18.1"). Reproduced map showing the island of Kauai on a large scale. Shows good detail of topography, the river systems, and the coastline. A table at left shows distances from Nawiliwili.

E. Part of the City of Honolulu Oahu H.I., dated 1893, printed color (34.4 x 26.5"). Large-scale reproduction of a manuscript map of the center of the city of Honolulu. Drawn by F.S. Dodge under the direction of William J. Alexander. Shows the grid pattern of the city with areas shaded in pink representing land owned by Americans. A key at bottom identifies the U.S. Consulate, U.S. Legation, and the residence of J.B. Atherton where U.S. military troops first met.
F. [Pearl Harbor], printed color (10.1 x 7.5"). Presents Pearl City, the Oahu Raliway, and Ewa Sugar Plantation along the outskirts of Pearl Harbor.

G. Map of Honolulu, dated 1893, black & white (14.7 x 11.6"). A smaller city plan of Honolulu with individual buildings named including Camp Boston, Iolani Palace, Armory and Custom House.

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Condition: B

The maps are generally good to very good with light toning mostly along the folds and occasional small fold separations. The map of Kauai and the larger Honolulu map are uniformly toned.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2016

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