Gary L. Fitzpatrick and Riley M. Moffat's fine reference on the history of the cartography of Hawaii is an essential volume for the Hawaiian collector. The first volume tells the story of the mapping of Hawaii starting with its discovery by Captain Cook, emphasizing the impact of the West on the indigenous society. It contains nearly 70 maps plus more than 20 views, portraits, and illustrations. The second volume continues the story, showing how Hawaii developed after the Western concept of private land ownership arrived on its shores. This volume is also illustrated with survey maps, portraits, photographs, documents, and more, many of them in color. Published by Editions Limited, Honolulu, HI. Both volumes folio. Volume 1: 160 pages, hardbound in beige cloth with black stamped titles and an illustrated dust jacket. Volume II: 120 pages, hardbound in orange cloth with black stamped titles and an illustrated dust jacket.
Near fine with minor shelf wear and soiling on the dust jacket.