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U. Emerson and S. P. Kalama maps,  Hawaii and USGS Surveys.

By Juan Wilson on 23 July 2016 for Island Breath -
(http://www.islandbreath.org/hawaiinei/historicmaps.html)

The maps on this page are historical maps that we used (along with USGS 24,00th scale maps and GoogleEarth to create our Mokupuni O Hawaii Nei maps located here (http://www.islandbreath.org/hawaiinei/hawaiinei.html).

This is the earliest  map we have  of Hawaii. It is the map of Kauai done in 1833 attributed to Ursela Emerson.


Mokupuni O Kauai
Image above: The 1833 map of Kauai attributred to Ursela Anderson, wife of Reverend John Emerson. In our opinion this is the finest map of Kauai 
until four decades later . It had the best proportions features and selection of detail until after the overthrow of  Hawaiian sovereighty. This copy came from the Kauai Historical Society. For some unaccountable reason the title block of the maps was mutilated. Click to enlarge and see  full image.
 

S. P. Kalama Maps

The earliest maps of Hawaii Nei done by Simon Peter Kalama at the Lahainaluna Seminary  School, on Maui, in 1837 and 1838.



  Map above: Kalama Map of 1837. Click to enlarge to 5821  4067 pixels.

  Map above: Kalama Map of 1838. Click to enlarge to 13236  8698 pixels.

Note this map was printed in four sections. The Moku ares were colored by hand. The upper left quadrant; that included Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau; has only yellow and blue Moku colores and did not include green or red.



Historic Hawaii Maps

Map above: 1888 Hawaiian Government Survey of Big Island by W. D. Alexander, size 8520  9502 pixels at 11.4MB. Click to enlarge.


Map above: 1885 Hawaiian Government Survey of Maui by W. D. Alexander, size 10732  8894 pixels at 11.3MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1897 Hawaiian Government Survey of Molokai by W. D. Alexander, size 10681  5480 pixels at 16.8MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1885 Hawaiian Government Survey of Lanai by W. D. Alexander, size 10149  8140 pixels at 8.4MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1926 USGS contour map of Kahoolawe by Bishop Moorehead size 7914  6064 pixels at 8.4MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1881 Hawaiian Government Survey of Oahu by W. D. Alexander, size 10881  8560 pixels at 10.4MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1938 USGS detailed map of Oahu for War Department, size 13691  10253 pixels at 123.0MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1878 Hawaiian Government Survey map of Kauai, by W. D. Alexander, size 7989  5861 pixels at 14.1MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1901 Territory of Hawaiian map of Kauai, size 9821  8939 pixels at 19.7MB. Click to enlarge.

Map above: 1926 USGS  of Niihau, size 5560  6377 pixels at 4.2MB. Click to enlarge.


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