1937 "The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands" by Parker Edwards

Offered is a stunning "Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands" from 1937. The work was designed by Parker Edwards and published by Independent Pressroom, Inc., out of San Fransisco.

This map emulates a travel poster with its vibrant colors, encouraging tourism to the islands of Hawaii. The map depicts the Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. The map also details dozens of flora and fauna native to the area, including various specimens of fish, in the top and bottom margins. It also includes pictorial depictions of historical events such as the first inhabitants in 300 AD and the first Dole Pineapple export.

The map serves as a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A. The work was issued by Dole Pineapple Company, which used the work to advertise in mainland publications. It was designed by Parker Edwards (1911-1987), a Hawaii-based painter and illustrator. Edwards worked primarily in watercolor paints and was known for his "tiki" inspired illustrations. Edwards’s vibrant depiction for Dole is one of his more famous designs, encouraging tourism to his home state.

CONDITION:

Overall very good condition with vibrant coloring. No visible wear or markings across the piece. Framed according to conservation standards in a custom wooden frame.

Framed dimensions: 24" H x 42 1/2" W x 2" D.




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