First scientific survey of Maui, and the First official map of the Island commissioned by the U.S. Government following Hawaii's annexation
- 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.
- ALEXANDER, William de Witt
- Julius Bien & Co.,
- Publication place
- New York,
- Publication date
- 1885. Additions to 1903.
- 1450 by 1180mm (57 by 46.5 inches).
Photolithograph map, a few manuscript annotations, mounted on linen, edged in red silk, some loss to old folds.
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.