Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 154

"Map of the Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1841 (dated)

Publication: U.S. Exploring Expedition

Color: Black & White

11 x 8.4 inches
27.9 x 21.3 cm

A large scale scientific investigation of the Hawaiian Islands began with the visit of naval commander Chares Wilkes in 1840-41. This map is a marked improvement over previous maps of Hawaii. The coast lines of Mauai and Oahu are more accurate (despite a few flaws) and Wilkes managed to convey a vivid image of the mountainous terrain. Bit of minor foxing.


Condition: B

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/14/2000