The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands, U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A.
By: Hawaiian Pineapple Company
Date: 1937 (dated) San Francisco
Original Size: 36 x 17 inches (91.5 x 43.2 cm)
This is a marvelous reproduction of the bright and colorful 1937 map of Hawaii drawn by Parker Edwards and issued by the Dole Pineapple Company. Edwards' map is one of the most iconic pictorial maps of Hawaii from its territorial period, prior to statehood, when attempts were being made to disseminate information regarding the archipelago's natural wonders and to draw tourists.
All eight primary islands are featured in the map which includes numerous vignettes highlighting Hawaii's flora and fauna, history, transportation networks, and curiosities. The upper border is formed by images of indigenous flora and the lower by a series of images depicting Hawaii's reef fauna. Images of indigenous flora form the upper border. The lower border is formed by a similar series of images highlighting Hawaii's reef fauna.
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What can be referred to as modern cartography has been around for over 550 years. Throughout that time an enormous amount of new land was discovered, cities were founded while others perished. International trade and travel became the norm, political borders were ever-changing, and numerous wars were waged. With all that being said, hundreds of thousands of maps were created that show such events and episodes in time.
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