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A finely crafted map of the Hawaiian Islands by John Arrowsmith. In 1810, John joined the business of his uncle, Aaron Arrowsmith, who was the leading cartographer of the beginning of the nineteenth century. John went on to produce a number of maps and atlases known for their careful precision. This map of the "Sandwich Islands" is typical of his work. The central part of the map shows the island chain with excellent topographical detail, the mountains and ridges shown with careful hatchuring. The map also includes five inset maps of Honolulu, Kairua Bay, Byron Bay, Hanalai Bay, and the Pearl Lochs. One of the best maps produced of the Hawaiian Islands. $525
"Hawaii." Chicago: George F. Cram, 1901. 11 1/2 x 17 1/2. Cerograph. Very good condition.
A nicely detailed map of the new Hawaiian territory. The George Cram Company was an engraving and publishing firm from Chicago. In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of cartographic publishing was Philadelphia and New York City, but in the 1880's this began to shift towards Chicago with the advent of the Rand, McNally and Cram firms. These firms were noted for their efficient output of precise maps filled with useful and up-to-date political and cultural information, and details on roads, towns, and railroads. The firm specialized in railroad maps during this period, so naturally this map shows the one line on Oahu. Beautifully detailed with town names shown and topographical information. Inset of Honolulu at bottom left. $55
Governor of Hawaii and Board of Indian Commissioners. Annual Reports of the Department of Interior for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907. Octavo. Black cloth with faded gilt stamping on spine. 155 pages plus nine fold-out maps, some large. Strong binding, clean interior. Volume, very good condition. Maps are all in very good condition, though with some light transferring and minor wear along creases (including short tear at stress point of hinge for each map). Strong impressions with clear, bright color (except as noted). Lithographs. Denver.
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