Hawaiian Engravings

One of the unusual portions of the Hawaiiana at AAS is an assortment of more than thirty rare engravings produced by students at the Lahainaluna Seminary on the island of Maui. An intaglio press was introduced at this institution about 1834 and was used to provide students with instructions in the skills of copperplate engraving and printing. The students produced maps, views, portraits, and depictions of native floral.



The collection has been cataloged in the General Catalog.

The collection has been fully digitized. Images are available through the Society's digital image archive.

A fully illustrated collection inventory is also available.



Forbes, David W. Engraved at Lahainaluna : a history of printmaking by Hawaiians at the Lahainaluna Seminary, 1834 to 1844, with a descriptive catalogue of all known views, maps, and portraits. Honolulu, Hawaii : Hawaiian Mission Children's Society : distributed by Mission Houses Museum, 2012. [catalog record]

Hawaiiana collection description

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