Date of Publication: 2008
Size: 4 x 6
Donald Hibbard Angus was one of Hawai'i's most important collectors of Hawaiian and Pacific island art. Angus began collecting in London in the 1930s, focusing primarily on historical documents about the Pacific. He later turned his attention to botanical prints. Between 1992 and 1995, Angus donated approximately 1,300 botanical illustrations from the 16th through the 19th centuries to Bishop Museum. The oldest print dates to 1574. Included in this set is a sampling of six images from this impressive collection including plumeria, hibiscus, bird of paradise, gardenia, and calla lilly. 12 notecards (two each of six images) + envelopes.