Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean Islands

California as an Island

Links: Antique Map Sites

Links: Antique Map Dealers

Place Names


Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands were unknown to western explorers until Captain James Cook arrived in the latter half of the 18th century. Cook made several voyages to Hawaii, and was killed on the island of Hawaii during his third voyage in 1779. The Hawaiian Islands were called the Sandwich Islands by the British.

Benard, 1780

Map of Hawaiian Islands based on Cook's 3rd voyage. The map includes a detailed inset of Kealakekua Bay, where Cook was killed.

La Perouse, 1798

A double map, showing the Hawaiian islands as mapped by La Perouse in 1797 (top) and by Cook's third voyage nearly twenty years earlier (bottom).