Mundorff, Ted

Scarce pictorial map of Oahu, Hawaii

Scarce pictorial map of Oahu, Hawaii by Ted Mundorff

DESCRIPTION: Scarce original pictorial map of Oahu, Hawaii by Ted Mundorff on light-ish weight paper. An insert road map from a book "Around Oahu with Moki: A trip around the Island of Oahu as seen through the versatile camera of Fred Maxwell." The map is annotated with location numbers keyed to Maxwell's book. Published by Maxwell from Honolulu in 1950.

Verso is blank.

Interesting cartoon-like drawings featuring cab driver Moki at bottom left lend a relaxed air to the prospective journey around Oahu including:
  • A hula-dancing rabbit on Rabbit Island.
  • Waialae Golf Club
  • A barber giving a shave at Barber's Point.
  • Healing stones
  • Manoa Valley
  • King Kamehameha
  • Schofield Barracks
  • Haleiwa and Kahuku

Theodore J. "Ted" Mundorff (1903 - 1969)

Born in Pennsylvania in 1903, Ted Mundorff attended Punahou Prep School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mundorff's career included a stint designing greeting cards for Hallmark Cards in Los Angeles. During his career Mundorff worked as a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist and he "perfected the then new and revolutionary airbrush technique to achieve beautiful soft blends and tonal shading." Mundorff opened the Hawaiian Pallet studio in Honolulu and was well known for his paintings of local flowers. (1)

(1). Online.

CREATOR: Mundorff, Ted



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Single center fold. No pinholes. Clean.

COLORING: Offset lithograph color.


SIZE: 20 " x 14 "


PRICE: $195


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