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Title Map of Niihau
Reference Map Drawer 1
Library Hawaiian Historical Society
Date c. 1836
Author / Creator Kunui
Description A hand-drawn map of the Hawaiian island of Niihau, made by Kunui, a student of Ursula Sophia Newell Emerson, a talented map copyist. The longitude and latitude lines have been transferred and firmly fixed by a series of pinpricks, but the map itself is a meticulous freehand copy. Why the compass rose and scale rule of Mrs Emerson's version do not appear is a mystery. Together with the David Malo map, this is probably the only such early student work by Hawaiians known to have survived.
Document Type Map
Theme(s) Exploration and Discovery
Keywords island, geography, sea, ocean, coast
Countries USA
Places Hawaii
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Hawaiian Historical Association's library catalogue.
Copyright Hawaiian Historical Society