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Auction 94, Lot 140

"Map of the Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands by the U.S. Ex. Ex.", Wilkes, Charles

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1841 (dated)

Publication: U.S. Exploring Expedition

Color: Black & White

11 x 8.4 inches
27.9 x 21.3 cm
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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 Maui and Oahu are more accurate (despite a few flaws) and Wilkes managed to convey a vivid image of the mountainous terrain.


Condition: B

Minor offsetting, map backed with archival tissue, some foxing as normally seen on this map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/7/2001