Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 249

Price Realized: $ 68,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(HAWAIIAN IMPRINT -- CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHY.) He Mau Palapala Aina A Me Na Niele No Ka Hoikehonua. No Na Kamalii. 8 engraved maps with original hand-coloring in outline, 16 pages (including letterpress title-page). 12mo format, 5 1/2x4 1/2 inches, printed paper wraps with only minor wear; light foxing, vertical discoloration from binding adhesive to double-page Hawaii map. [Sandwich Islands]: Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840

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A magnificent survival of an early Hawaiian language school geography with maps of the two hemispheres, Hawaii, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa followed by brief text and geographical questions for the students. The engraving is by George Luther Kapeau, a prolific student at Lahainaluna Seminary who would later become a statesman and governor of Hawaii. No copies traced in auction records; less than 10 institutional copies located. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1220 (State A); Fitzpatrick, Early Mapping of Hawai'i, pages 107-115 (Ill. 67).