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Hawaii in 18th c
"Chart of the Sandwich Isles." [with inset map of "Sketch of Karakakooa Bay."] Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 10 3/4 x 17 3/4 (neat lines). Engraved by J. Butler. Laid paper. With center fold and guard end on verso and two vertical folds right and left hand side of map as originally issued. Faint center fold stain from binder's glue. Some scattered foxing. Else, very good condition.

One of the earliest prints maps of Hawaii from Captain James Cook's voyages to the Hawaiian islands in 1778. The inset map is of Karakakooa Bay, present Kealakekua Bay day where Cook died in 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for an Irish edition of Cook's third voyage to the Pacific. $650



Colton 1856 Hawaii
"Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands. New Zealand. FeeJee Islands. Society Islands. Marquesas island. Calapacos Islands." New York: J.H. Colton, 1856. 14 1/2 x 11 3/4. Lithograph. With decorative border. Scattered spotting in map with faint water stain upper left hand corner. Paper some what time-toned. Else, fine condition. $185



"Hawaiian Group or Sandwich Islands. New Zealand. FeeJee Islands. Society Islands. Marquesas island. Calapacos Islands." New York: J.H. Colton, 1857. 14 1/2 x 11 3/4. Lithograph. Paper somewhat time-toned. Else, very good condition. {Same map as above, but without decorative border}. $185



Rand McNally 1895 Hawaii
"Hawaii." Chicago: Rand-McNally, 1895. 9 1/2 x 121 3/8. Cerograph. With inset map of Honolulu and western Islands of Niihau and Kauai. Repaired tear just into image. Very good condition. $125



"Hawaii." Chicago: Rand-McNally, 1905. From Atlas of the World. 9 1/2 x 12 3/8. Cerograph. With inset map of Honolulu and inset map of western Islands of Niihau and Kauai. Very good condition. $125



Rand McNally 1910 Hawaii
"Hawaii." From Rand-McNally & Company's Indexed Atlas of the World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., ca. 1910. 9 3/8 x 12 1/2. Color cerograph. Very good condition.

An early twentieth century map from the Rand, McNally & Co. firm out of Chicago, a company that would shift the center of cartographic publishing from the east coast to the mid-west. Typical of the firm's work, this map has very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information, counties, roads, and many more details are neatly illustrated. Also of note, all four railroad lines in the state are indicated in red along with a numbered index. Aesthetically and cartographically, it epitomizes the Rand McNally maps of the twentieth century. $125



Rand McNally 1920 Hawaii
"Hawaii. Districts, Capes, Points, Islands, Mountains, Towns and Principal Points." Chicago: Rand-McNally, ca. 1920. From Commercial Atlas of the World. 9 3/8x 12 3/8. Cerograph. With inset map of western Islands of Niihau and Kauai,key to Hawaii railroads and inter-island steamship routes. Upper right corner margin chipped. Not affecting image. Very good condition. $125



Cram 1928 Hawaii
"Territory of Hawaii." Chicago: George Cram, 1928. 9 1/4 x 13 7/8. Cerograph. With inset map of Honolulu and Midway Island. Small repaired tear just into map right hand side. Else, very good condition. $125



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