Extremely colorful pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands by illustrator Joseph Feher.
The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands.
18.75 x 28 in (47.625 x 71.12 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. Myriad illustrations populate the map, with each island's uniqueness coming through thanks to these illustrations. Vignettes celebrating Hawaiian daily 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 humuhumunukunukuapua'a and a butterfly fish, along with an octopus and a moray eel. An index to the right of the map details most of these illustrations, although a few are left out.
Publication History and Census
This map was drawn by Joseph Feher and published by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1950. Seven examples are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the institutional collections at the Library of Congress, the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the California Historical Society, the California State Library, the State Library of New South Wales, Australia, and the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University.
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. Learn More...
Very good. Mounted on linen. Trimmed to neat line.