Iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands by illustrator Joseph Feher.
The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands.
20 x 39 in (50.8 x 99.06 cm)
1 : 800000
This is a 1950 Joseph Feher pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands. The map depicts all eight of the major islands in the archipelago from Nihau and Kauai to Hawaii. Numerous illustrations populate the map evoking each island's unique qualities. Vignettes celebrating Hawaiian life, culture, and history are present, as are sailing ships from every era and even an airliner. Numerous tropical fish surround the archipelago, including a Humuhumunukunukuapuaa and a butterfly fish, along with an octopus and a moray eel. An index to the right details most of these illustrations.
Publication History and Census
This map was drawn by Joseph Feher and published by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1950. We note seven examples cataloged in OCLC, at the Library of Congress, the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the California Historical Society, the California State Library, the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University, and the State Library of New South Wales.
Joseph Feher (1908 - 1987) was a Hungarian born watercolorist active in Hawaii from about 1930 - 1960. Feher fell in love with Hawaiian history and culture and completed a number of pictorial watercolor maps of Hawaii for the Dole Pineapple Company and for United Airlines. For a time Feher also worked as a senior curator for the Honolulu Academy of the Arts where he compiled an encyclopedic history of Hawaii called Hawaii: A Pictorial History. More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Closed tear extending 1.75 inches from right margin into index professionally repaired on verso.