[Topographic Maps of the Hawaiian Islands]

Rare set of raised relief maps of Hawaii by the Army Map Service.

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Description

This awesome group of five maps, made of molded plastic, shows the rugged terrain of the Hawaiian Islands in three dimensions. The Big Island is broken into north and south portions, while Maui, Oahu, and Kauai are all covered by individual sheets. The raised relief format of the map allows for a tactile representation of the archipelago’s numerous mountain ranges, volcanic calderas, and isolated summits.

According to the legend along the side, each map highlights populated places in yellow, wooded areas in green, and four lane highways in red; with other transportation routes noted according to a variety of line styles. Airports, anchorages, geographic features, and navigational hazards are also noted. Next to the legend, an Index to Adjoining Plastic Relief maps shows the adjacent sheets, indicating that the set is complete.

Published in Washington, D.C. by the Army Map Service (AMS) in 1962. This particular set includes its original shipping carton, which shows that it was sent from the Commanding Officer of the AMS San Antonio Field Office to Lawrence G. Kory of Glenview, IL. According to his Chicago Tribune obituary, Kory was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a regional leader in the construction industry during the Cold War. He started Frenzel Construction Company in 1960 and helped construct the Chicago-area expressway system.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Map Details

Publication Date: 1962

Author: Army Map Service

Sheet Width (in): See Description

Sheet Height (in): See Description

Condition: A

Condition Description: Five separate three-dimensional contour maps, each measuring approximately 28" x 21", with original shipping carton from the Army Map Service. Slight variation in color of the plastic, probably toned from age, but in very good to near fine condition. One small hole in a mountain peak of Oahu.

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