Hawaii Map Library Reopens

Thumbnail from article The Honolulu Advertiser reports on the reopening of a local university’s map library after a devastating flood in 2004 destroyed most of the collection: “More than two years after flood waters damaged or destroyed more than 250,000 maps and aerial photographs at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa’s Hamilton Library, many of the rare and valuable documents are again available for public use, but it could be years before the collection is back to the way it was.” The library is working on finding replacements; fortunately, almost all of the rare maps — some from as far back as the 16th century — were salvaged. Via Map History/History of Cartography.