image hochstetter f von_neu-seeland_1863_plate 8
Image number: RS.13643
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Te Tarata

Date

1863

Creator

Arnold Meermann (1829-1908, German), Lithographer

After

Bruno Hamel (fl. 1850s-1860s), Photographer

Object type

Library reference

RCN14633

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 185mm
width (print): 265mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape study of Te Tarata (‘tattooed rock’) the White Terrace of Lake Rotomahana on the North Island of New Zealand. The Pink and White Terrace geological structures were destroyed by an eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.

Plate 8 from the book Neu-Seeland by Ferdinand von Hochstetter (Stuttgart, 1863).

Inscribed above: ‘Neu-Seeland Nord Insel.’ Inscribed below: ‘Hamel photogr. A. Meermann sc. Te Tarata am Rotomahana. Kochender Sprudel mit Kieselsinter Terrasen.’

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

Associated place

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   > Oceania
      > New Zealand