- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1881 Oahu Hawaii Map Canvas Art. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1881 Oahu Map of Hawaiian Islands Wall Art. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Illustrated by prominent American cartographer Richard Covington, this depiction of Hawaii shows the delineation of Royal and Government lands with Crown lands shown in yellow. Hawaii was still a kingdom in 1881 and would not be annexed as a United States territory until 1898. Covington’s unique aesthetic and technical skill show the island of Oahu in a time before significant periods of immigration and industrial farming would transform the culture and identity of the island.
This era in Hawaii’s rich history saw a transition from a primarily subsistence farming local community to agricultural stakes from Europe and the United States establishing large farms. These farms would produce much of the world’s sugar cane, and pineapples also became a huge economic driver for the islands.
This map was published only a century after the archipelago had been discovered by Captain James Cook, and set off the influx of explorers and traders who used the island as an outpost in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. Sailing vessels from around the globe started arriving, and the islands became a diverse waypoint between North America and Southeast Asia as well as Japan.
The 1880s were also a period of revolution on the islands with the Rebellion of 1887 sparking a slew of tumultuous clashes until the final Rebellion of 1895 and the ultimate annexation by the United States at the close of the century. This unique piece of cartographical history exemplifies the remoteness of Hawaii and the iconic images that have come to be so familiar.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.