Lot 246 of 364:
Original botanical illustrations of Hawaiian plants  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$540
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Eleven original botanical illustrations of Hawaiian plants
Author:
Place:
Hawaii
Publisher:
Date:
Mid-20th century
Description:

11 sheets of artist vellum with finished pen & ink drawings of plants. Eight are 18x14½", two are 19½x16", and one is 20x18". each tipped at one edge to a heavy backing and with a translucent overlay with instructions for reduction for photographic reproduction in an unidentified work. Heavy cover sheet on each.

The artist is unknown, the monogram 'sgm' appears in most of the images. On each of the cover sheets is the name of Hawaiian botanist Dr. Earl Bishop. Highly skilled illustrations, likely prepared for a scholarly publication.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A bit of wear to cover sheets, illustrations largely fine.
 
Item number:
282039
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