"Map of Part of the Island of Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, Shewing the Craters and Eruptions of May and June 1841"
Published by U.S. Government, 1841
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This is superb reproduction of the map that was originally published in the Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expediton During the Years 1838-42, Volume 4.
The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands, conducted by the government from 1838 to 1842. It is sometimes called the "U.S. Ex. Ex." for short, or the "Wilkes Expedition", in honor of its commanding officer, U.S. Navy Lt. Charles Wilkes.
Wilkes was personally responsible for the expedition's hydrographic and meteorological observations. His instructions from the United States Congress to "extend the bounds of science and promote the acquisition of knowledge" led him to prepare a scientific foray into Kilauea Crater, thereby presenting a dramatic view of Hawaii's most active and approachable volcano.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.