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Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho)
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Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho)
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Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho)
Engraved calling card (1 7/8 x 3 in.; 450 x 7512 mm), engraved "L. Kamehameha" and coat of arms depicting an arm holding a sword upright surmounted by a royal crown and the motto in Hawaiian "Onipa'a."
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Catalogue Note

King Kamehameha IV's calling card. His armorial bears the simple motto in Hawaiian, "onipa'a" which translates as "steadfast, firm, established, resolute, and determined."   Alexander Liholiho typically signed his correspondene with his Hawaiian rather than his Christian name. He ascended the throne on 11 January 1855. His reign was tragically brief. Suffering for years from nervous disorders and asthma, the King died 30 November 1863 at the age of 29.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York