image hochstetter f von_neu-seeland_1863_front board
Image number: RS.13641
Credit: ©The Royal Society

New Zealand landscape

Date

1863

Creator - Organisation

Object type

Library reference

RCN14633

Material

Dimensions

height (print): 275mm
width (print): 185mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Decorative design featuring a New Zealand landscape of forest, a waterfall and an active volcano.

Detail from the front cover of the book Neu-Seeland by Ferdinand von Hochstetter (Stuttgart, 1863).

The scene appears as an oval cartouche on the book’s front board, surrounded by Māori-inspired patterning within the cloth binding.

Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884), German geologist active in Austria and New Zealand.

Associated place