CARTOGRAPHER'S NOTESISLAND OF O'AHU by Artist / Cartographer Blaise Domino
ISLAND OF O'AHU is the third in a series of historical maps of Hawaii focusing onthe time of Capt. James Cook's rediscovery. Though I have done extensive researchand consulted with historical and Hawaiiana authorities, as with MAP OF THE SANDWICHISLES and ISLAND OF MAUI, I have attempted to create art first and historical/cultural map second. With love and respect, it is my intention to enrich and deepenyour appreciation for this special island. Every island is unique in terrain and climate,influencing the cultural and spiritual growth of its people. Each is beautiful in its ownway. O'ahu, (popularly known as "the gathering place") was also known as the "breadbasket"of the islands because of the abundant agriculture. With ample water over muchof the island, it is no surprise that emphasis was placed on food cultivation and less onwar. On this island, Lono, the god of harvest conceivably took pre-eminence over Kü, thewar god.