Offered is a stunning "Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands'' from 1937. The work was designed by Parker Edwards and published in Honolulu by Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd.
This map emulates a travel poster with its vibrant colors and encourages 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. There are numerous ships and boats on the seas, powered by sail, steam, paddle and oar; a few flying boats traverse the sky. The map 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. The work was issued for the 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’ vibrant map for Dole is one of his more famous designs, encouraging tourism to his home state.
Overall very good condition. Color pictorial map, with vibrant coloring very much intact. No visible wear or markings across the map. Paper is healthy. Sheet size dimensions: 19” H x 37" W. Map is framed according to conservation standards in a custom wooden frame.
Framed dimensions: 25 1/2" H x 43 1/2" W x 1" D
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