Auction 140, Lot 238

"[Lot of 5 - Sandwich Island Portraits]",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1788 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 7 inches
12.2 x 17.8 cm

This lot is composed of 5 engraved portraits of native men, warriors and a woman from Costumes Civils…Moeurs et Coutumes des Habitans des Isles Sandwich, edited by Sylvain Marechal and illustrated by Grasset de Saint-Sauveurand. Included with the plates below are 20 pages of disbound French text describing the native habits and customs:

A. Homme Sandewich

B. Pirogue Sandwich

C. Danseur des Isles Sandwich

D. Insulaire d'Oivhyhee

E. Femme Sandewich


Condition: B+

Plates are generally clean with some printer's ink residue along the plate mark and a few tiny spots in the image.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/23/2012