139
139
(Lahainaluna printing)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
139
(Lahainaluna printing)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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(Lahainaluna printing)
"View of the Country Back of Kailua," engraved plate (9  7/8 x 14 1/8 in.; 253 x 359 mm), after Miss Thurston by Keophoni, [Lahaina, Maui, c. 1837], matted, glazed and framed in a fine koa-wood frame (not examined out of frame)
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Catalogue Note

A superb example of Lahainaluna printing.  This fine early product of the remarkable and justly celebrated printing house on the campus of Lahainaluna Seminary is the work of a native Hawaiian engraver, Kepohoni.  When Lorrin Andrews began the printing house at his school, copper plates were difficult to obtain and the school had to make do with pieces of copper begged off visiting ships.  This did not stop the resourceful Andrews and his pupils from printing paper money, the first newspaper on the island, numerous books, and over 230 engravings of great interest and importance.  This view of the countryside is one of the finest missionary views issued by the printing house.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York