1960 Dessiaume Pictorial Map of Hawaii

Hawaii-dessiaume-1960
$450.00
The Islands of Hawaii.
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1960 Dessiaume Pictorial Map of Hawaii

Hawaii-dessiaume-1960

A beautifully illustrated pictorial map meant to entice the viewer into vacationing in Hawaii.
$450.00

Title


The Islands of Hawaii.
  1960 (undated)    19.25 x 30.5 in (48.895 x 77.47 cm)     1 : 787000

Description


This is a c. 1960 Dessiaume pictorial map of Hawaii. The map depicts six islands in the archipelago: Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. Beautifully illustrated, aspects of both tourist and local lifestyles in the islands are highlighted. While tourists spend their time seeking out Hawaii's wonderful beaches, such as Waikiki on Oahu or the black sand beach on Hawaii, locals work on pineapple plantations (which are illustrated on all the islands except Hawaii), cattle ranches, and orchid and papaya farms. Golf courses, hotels, and natural landmarks, such as a handful of national parks, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii, and Mt. Waialeale on Kauai, are also illustrated and labeled. Locations where significant historical events took place, such as the birthplace of Kamehameha, the site where Captain Cook landed in 1778, and where Captain Cook died, are also labeled. Pearl Harbor, complete with a sailor, and the Army's Schofield Barracks are also labeled. Cities, towns, and villages throughout the islands are illustrated, allowing potential visitors to see where they will be going. The islands themselves are surrounded by vignettes of people playing in the ocean, fishing, and sailing, along with tropical plants and fish, and the steamer and airplane from the mainland. An inset map of Honolulu and Waikiki is situated in the upper right corner.

This map was drawn by Dessiaume for the Hawaii Tourism Bureau and published c. 1960.

Condition


Very good. Closed tear extending one inch from top margin professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.

References


University of Hawai'i at Manoa Call Number G4381 E635 n.d.
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