"Map of the Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands",
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.