Lot 263: Fourth monarch (1834–1863) of the Kingdom of Hawaii who ruled from 1855 until 1863, when he passed away from chronic asthma at just 29 years old. Partly-printed DS in Hawaiian, signed "Kamehameha," one page both sides, 8.25 x 14, January 29, 1856. Deed for a parcel of land on the island of Molokai, featuring a sketch of the plot at the bottom. Signed on the reverse in ink by Kamehameha as king and countersigned by his sister Kaahumanu as kuhina nui, a role similar to prime minister. Retains the red wax seal affixed at the conclusion. In very good condition, with large areas of mild dampstaining, scattered soiling, and a small piece of tape affixed to the reverse.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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