Antonio Petruccelli - Oahu is Hawaii (1940)
There’s a lot of things I love about this map.
1. Oahu IS Hawaii, because it has forts and beaches. Those other islands are ‘cattle country’ and ‘a leper colony’, and can therefore be comfortably disregarded.
2. Look at the feathery way those mountains are drawn! They’re quite pretty.
3. The matter-of-fact, casual treatment of Hawaii as being a resource for only two things: crops and military bases (notice the helpful labeling of ‘sugar cane’, ‘pineapple’, ‘golf club’, and ‘big guns’)
4. The “hindsight is 20/20” moment you get by reading the map talk up Pearl Harbor. The base is, evidently, well protected by attack… from sea.