1840 Hawaiian atlas from the missionary press at Lahainaluna Seminary
Our 1840 Hawaiian atlas from the missionary press at Lahainaluna Seminary is scheduled for auction, and the listing is online as of this afternoon.
We discovered this in the Ft. Ticonderoga area of New York back in the spring of this year, and are excited to have to it featured in the upcoming Swann Auction Gallery auction in December.
You may view the listing here.
(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
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500
"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)."