Honolulu is the capital of the State of Hawaii in the United States. It was discovered in 1792 or 1794 by Captain William Brown and used at first as an anchorage, where provisions and water could be kept safely. The first wharf appeared in 1825, opening the way to further improvements and regulations, which would result in a fully functional harbor.
Because it was the only deep-water port in the mid-pacific, it quickly grew in importance and the tumultuous times that came with Hawaii’s annexation by the United States didn’t stop Honolulu from becoming a major maritime center.
The caption reads in the original French:
Chambre du parlement à Honolulu.