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Description

Decorative map of Hawaii, from a painting by Parker Edwards, commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

This is the first of Dole's iconic maps, which have been sought after by collectors almost since the initial printing.

The upper border includes images of local flora, such as hibiscus, bird of paradise, exoria, croton, air plant, ilima, rose, lehua, anthurium, Indian banyan, night-blooming cereus, ginger blossoms, cup of gold, and plumeria.

The bottom border includes images of local sea life such as nukunuku, eel, nohu omakaha, kala, humuhumu nukunuku apua'a, hinalea iiwi, kihikihi, octopus, malolo puhiki'i, hilu, pa kui kui, ulaula, lauhau, hinalea lolo, pou, ohua, alihi kalaloa.

Condition Description
Backed on archival modern poster linen stabilizing one small tear in the image off the coast of the Big Island.
Parker Edwards Biography

As noted by David Rumsey:

Parker Edwards was a Hawaii based painter and illustrator. Edwards worked primarily in the medium of watercolors and was known for his "tiki" inspired imagery. Edwards was the third husband of the well-known writer, Peggy Bracken. In cartographic circles he is known for this iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands issued for the Dole Pineapple Company.