“Territory of Hawaii.” Chicago: George F. Cram & Co., 1929. 9 3/8 x 13. Cerograph with printed color. Very good condition.
A colorful, detailed map of the Territory of Hawaii. The George Cram Company was an engraving and publishing firm from Chicago. In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of cartographic publishing was New York City, but in the 1880’s this began to shift towards Chicago with the advent of the Rand, McNally and Cram firms. These firms were noted for their efficient output of precise maps filled with useful and up-to-date political and cultural information. This is a map of the Hawaiian Islands three decades before it became a state. Included is an inset map of Honolulu, as well as a map of the Midway Islands.