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1843 Dibble Hawaiian Islands - Lahainaluna
[DIB-0057]

by Maps of Hawaii



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All canvas artwork is printed exclusively on 100% premium cotton canvas using archival inks. Combined with a patented non-toxic coating that water and UV proofs them, every Giclée is guaranteed to last over 100 years.  When you frame these prints, they do not need to be framed behind glass, making them ideal for any room in your home.

 

Canvas for Gallery Wrap 

When you purchase Canvas prepared to be gallery wrapped, we add a 2½” mirrored border (on all sides) which allows you to have a stretcher bar frame made up to 2” deep. The mirrored borders may throw you off, but that border is designed to be seen on the side of the stretcher bar frame. This ensures that the complete image is shown on the face of the frame. Gallery wraps are ideal for large prints.

"Map of the Hawaiian Islands"

Published by Sheldon Dibble, 1843

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

Sheldon Dibble published this splendid reproduction of an early mapping of the Hawaiian Islands in his book, History of the Sandwich Islands, in 1843. Dibble taught history at the missionary seminary at Lahainaluna, Maui, Hawaii and used its press to issue the book.

Dibble taught history at the seminary, and he encouraged his students to return to their homes and collect oral history from their elders. He also assisted in the translation of the Holy Bible, and from 1832 to 1843, he translated more than a dozen volumes of scholarly and scriptural works for the benefit of Hawaiian readers.

This rare map was engraved and printed by Dibble's pupils from copper sheeting - possibly from a whaling ship - and is a testament to the focus, drive, and ingenuity of those early high school students.

The inset is a view of Lahaina, as seen from Lahainaluna.

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.