Auction 168, Lot 249

"[Lot of 12] Geologic and Topographic Map Island of Maui Hawaii [and] ... Hawaii... [and] ... Lanai Maui County... [and] ... Molokai... [and] ... Nihau Kauai County... [and] ... Kauai... [with 6 Reports]",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1936-60 (dated)

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Color: Printed Color

Size:
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This lot contains large, colorful, geologic maps of 6 of the 8 Hawaiian islands (not including Oahu and Kahoolawe). These maps were issued in separate bulletins by the Hawaii Division of Hydrography from 1936-1960, and represented the first detailed study of water resources and geology in the Territory of Hawaii. The main author of this series of work was Harold T. Stearns, along with substantial contributions from Gordon MacDonald. Stearns' first geological paper of Hawaii was intended to be issued by the U.S. Geological Survey, but due to ongoing delays, Stearns sought funding from the territorial government and published this entire series through its Division of Hydrography. The list of maps include:

A. Geologic and Topographic Map Island of Maui Hawaii, dated 1942 (50.5 x 39.9").
B. Geologic and Topographic Map of the Island of Hawaii County of Hawaii..., dated 1945 (42.8 x 55.8").
C. Geologic and Topographic of the Island of Lanai Maui County, Hawaii, dated 1936 (21.3 x 24.6").
D. Geologic and Topographic Map of the Island of Molokai Hawaii, dated 1947 (44.3 x 21.6").
E. Geologic and Topographic Map of the Island of Nihau Kauai County, Hawaii, dated 1945 (20.1 x 22.3").
F. Geologic and Topographic Map of the Island of Kauai Hawaii..., dated 1960 (46.0 x 34.1").

The maps are accompanied by the six bulletins, which also include a few other maps and numerous in-text illustrations. The bulletins are bound with thick paper wrappers.

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Condition: A+

Condition code is for the maps, which are clean and bright with vivid color. Accompanying reports are very good to near fine with occasional light toning and minor soiling to paper wrappers.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/6/2018

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