More maps from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1540–1994.

Restored Maps from the Flood of 2004.

This is a collection of just a few of the many maps which were damaged by the flooding of Hamilton Library back in 2004 and which were subsequently cleaned and restored. They feature maps of the world including some of Hawaii nei.

Maps, courtesy of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1891–1906.

Dakin Fire Insurance Maps

Here are more helpful digital images put up by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library System! They are fire insurance maps done at the turn of the century, and give you a better picture of what the streets of Honolulu looked like back then.

[It would be ideal if these maps could be unbound so that clearer images of the entire area could be made, not unlike the bound newspapers that i keep talking about…]

Pretty cool map of Honolulu, 1845.

HONOLULU.

In the picture above, clear are the yards and streets, and the layout of Honolulu, the great city of Hawaii. Here is where the King lives permanently, as well as the Prime Minister, and the Nation’s Legislature.

By the numbers on the picture, each place is clearly recognized, Thusly:

1. Residence of the King.

2. Fort, where the Governor lives.

3. Church of the King at Kawaiahao, where Armstrong preaches salvation.

4. Catholic Church, of Maigret them.

5. Smith’s Church at Kaumakapili.

6. Haole church at Polelewa, of Damon

7. School of the Young Chiefs

8. Hotel, “welcoming house”.

9. Government building at Honolulu.

10. Government printing house.

11. Haole school.

12. Store of Brewer them.

13. Store of Pele [Bell?] them.

14. Infirmary for the sailors from America.

15. Infirmary for the sailors from Britain.

16. Infirmary for the sailors from France.

17. British Consulate.

18. American Consulate.

19. French Consulate.

20. Building of the American diplomats.

21. House of Damon the pastor of the sailors.

22. Street going to Nuuanu.

23. Street going to Ewa.

24. Street going to Waikiki.

25. Inner Harbor.

26. French Hotel.

27. Place of the American missionaries.

This is the number of stores in Honolulu.

Clothiers, 11.

Small shops, 14.

Auction houses, 2.

Hotels, 5.

Establishments not selling liquor, 6

Saloons, 6.

(Elele, 10/7/1845, pp. 105–106.)

HONOLULU.

Ka Elele, Buke 1, Pepa 14, Aoao 105-106. Okatoba 7, 1845.