CARTOGRAPHER'S NOTESISLAND OF HAWAI'I by Artist / Cartographer Blaise Domino
Island of Hawai'i is the fifth in a series of my historical maps of Hawai'i... Youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Island chain, this island is notable in many ways. Landof the world's most active volcano, Kilauea and home of Pele the Volcano Goddess, it alsohosts the world's tallest mountain Mauna Kea, when measured from the ocean floor. It is thehome and birthplace of Kamehameha The Great who unified the islands...the time frame takes place during Capt. James Cook's rediscoveryof Hawai'i and features... historical personalities and events but also ...such as heiau, sacred locations, as well as endangered and endemic plants and animals.