1920s Vintage Hawaii Map
Early historical map of the Hawaiian Islands and the Hawaiian Archipelago.
This map was created in the late teens to early 1920s by Rand McNally. They used the
same maps for their many atlases clear into the 1940s. They used them year after year because of the time and expense in creating maps and occasionally changed the populations or made needed updates. This map is page 62 from a 1940 Rand McNally World Atlas and Gazetteer and it is in very good condition, especially for its age. The map is titled Rand McNally Popular Map of Hawaii and it is full of wonderful geographical and historical information of interest with very good details of each island: Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, Maui and Hawai'i. There is also an inset of the Hawaiian Archipelago. The back side is a map of the Panama Canal zone. It is fun to read some of the historical information in the legend. Honolulu had a population of just 179,000 and our little town of Pahoa only 200! Think of the Hawai'i paradise of this era, so sparsely populated.
It was printed by letterpress on smooth, uncoated paper and measures 14.5 inches wide by just under 11 inches. It is in very good condition overall with bright color and crisp details. The paper is slightly yellowed and the bottom edge is a bit uneven where it was cut out of the atlas. There is one tiny .25 inch tear on the left side. This fine historical vintage map would frame up very nicely for display.#PAPmap 0118