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First scientific survey of Maui, and the First official map of the Island commissioned by the U.S. Government following Hawaii's annexation

Title
Hawaiian Government Survey W.D. Alexander Surveyor General Map of Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Primary Triangulation by W. D. Alexander and S. E. Bishop. Boundaries and Topography by W. D. Alexander. C. J. Lyons, M. D. Monsarrat, F. S. Dodge, S. E. Bishop, E. D. Baldwin and W. R. Lawrence. Map by F. S. Dodge. Brought up to date in 1903 by John M. Donn.
Author
ALEXANDER, William de Witt
Publisher
Julius Bien & Co.,
Publication place
New York,
Publication date
1885. Additions to 1903.
Dimensions
1450 by 1180mm (57 by 46.5 inches).
Price
SOLD
Reference
1419

Description

Photolithograph map, a few manuscript annotations, mounted on linen, edged in red silk, some loss to old folds.

Notes

First scientific survey of Maui, and the First official map of the Island commissioned by the U.S. Government following Hawaii's annexation.

By far the largest and most detailed antiquarian map of Maui, it represents the first accurate survey of the island, the product of exacting trigonometric surveys. The present edition of the Alexander map depicts Maui during an especially critical and eventful period in its history, shortly after the Hawaiian Islands were annexed to the United States in 1898, and the map acted as the authoritative geographical source on the island for the next generation.