Auction 173, Lot 137

"City of Honolulu", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Honolulu, Hawaii, World War II

Period: 1944 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27.4 x 16 inches
69.6 x 40.6 cm

This detailed map presents the street-grid pattern of the city and was issued during World War II. It names many points of interest including Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Harbor, Diamond Head, and several forts. Bold overprinting shows the "convoy routes thru Honolulu" including two-way traffic, emergency routes, and alternate routes. Added to the legend in manuscript are "off limit" areas, which were subsequently added to the printed 1945 version. No dealer or auction records found, and there are only two institutional listings per OCLC.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and faint color offsetting. There are manuscript notations in the legend and in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/5/2019