1902 Land Office Map of the Island of Oahu, Hawaii ( Honolulu ) - Geographicus - OhauHawaii-lo-1902
This vary large, rare, and extraordinary 1902 map of the island of Ohau, Hawaii, was prepared for the 1906 Report of the Governor of the Territory of Hawaii to the Secretary of the Interior. The areas of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Koko Head and Kailua Bay are described, as well as the charmingly-named Cocoa-Nut Grove on Maunaloa Bay, complete with tiny coconut trees. Though the cartographic work that produced this map was started in 1878, during the Hawaiian Monarchy, the map itself, and the report that contained it, was issued following the U.S. Government’s 1898 annexation of the Hawaiian Republic. The Report was an attempt to assess and examine the newly created Hawaiian Territory’s potential for proper administration and development. Consequently the map focuses on Public Lands, Homestead Settlement Tracts, Grazing Lands, Pineapple Lands, Sugar Plantations, Forest Reserves, Forest Lands, Wet Lands, etc. It also features both practical and topographic details for use in administering the region. The governor at this time was George R. Carter. The primary triangulation for this map was accomplished by Walter E. Wall. The map itself was drawn by John M. Donn.