Here you have a wonderful bit of VINTAGE HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA! This is the original antique 1855 map of THE HAWAIIAN GROUP or SANDWICH ISLANDS published by JOSEPH HUTCHINS COLTON in his original 1855 ATLAS OF THE WORLD. This map includes The Hawaiian Islands that were ruled by the HOUSE OF KAMEHAMEHA at the time. The GALAPAGOS, MARQUESAS and SOCIETY ISLANDS... The plate was neatly removed from the atlas.
This measures 18 1/4 inches X 15 inches. The bordered maps including the design margins measure 12 1/2 inches X 15 1/2 inches.Though this has been stored flat for decades, there are horizontal creases. NOTE that the lower portion of the plate has darkened over the years with foxing. The overall aspect is VG+.
Not mint but gently treated and a tough find after more than a century and a half! THIS WOULD LOOK GREAT IN A FRAME!
This is a great piece FOR THE COLLECTOR! Take it home with you!
I will send this flat with a solid backing to ensure it arrives in your hands in the same shape it leaves mine. The item "1855 HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ORIGINAL ANTIQUE JH COLTON MAP FIJI GALAPAGOS HAWAII" is in sale since Wednesday, December 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Hawaiian\Other Hawaiian Collectibles". The seller is "garthnw" and is located in Eugene, Oregon.This item can be shipped worldwide.