Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands Nohuanu printed in water colors Isabella Sinclair Circa 1885


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'Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands: Hoi' by Isabella Sinclair Measurements: 14.5" x 11" Unmatted and unframed. Includes the original page description. Provenance: From the personal collection of John Dominis Holt - Acquired from the Honolulu Museum of Art. An original print plate from the well-respected "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. Forty-four Plates Painted in Water-colours and Described" by SINCLAIR, Isabella [Mrs. Francis, Jr.]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1885. According to H. St. John in Pacific Science, 1954: "This is the first book with color pictures of Hawaiian flowering plants... Even today it has more color plates of Hawaiian plants than any other book." "Published in the form of a typical Victorian 'floral album,' Isabella Sinclair's series of watercolors was by far the most luxurious guide to Hawaiian flora to have been published up to that time, and FOR SUMPTUOUSNESS IT REMAINS UNSURPASSED" (Don R. Severson, Michael D. Horikawa, and Jennifer Saville, Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections,
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