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Auction 141, Lot 219

"Ansicht von dem Koniglichen Murai in der Bucht Ti-utatua auf der Insel O Wailu…",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1821 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.3 x 7 inches
31.2 x 17.8 cm

This is a scene along the Bay of Ti-utatua (Kailua Bay) on the Big Island of Hawaii. In the foreground, queen Wahumana takes a walk with her daughter, while the Kamakahonu, the residence of Kamehameha the Great, is shown in the background. This view is from Otto van Koztebue's first visit to Hawaii in 1817. It was drawn by Louis Choris, the expedition's artist. German text. Aquatint by C. Ermer, Weimar.


Condition: B+

There is some light extraneous creasing near the centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/5/2012