image hochstetter f von_neu-seeland_1863_plate 12
Image number: RS.13645
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Forest in Papakura, New Zealand

Date

1863

Creator

Arnold Meermann (1829-1908, German), Lithographer

After

Carl Frank Fischer (d.1893, German-born), Physician

Object type

Library reference

RCN14633

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape study of forest in Papakura, Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. The view incorporates seven plant species that are separately captioned, left to right: New Zealand tree fern Dicksonia squarrosa; the conifer Podocarpus; the Nikau palm
Rhopalostylis sapida (here styled Areca sapida); an evergreen Elaeocarpus; the silver tree-fern Cyathea dealbata; the Northern rātā Metrosideroo robusta; and New Zealand flax Phormium tenax.

Plate 12 from the book Neu-Seeland by Ferdinand von Hochstetter (Stuttgart, 1863).

Inscribed above: ‘Neu-Seeland: Provinz Auckland.’ Inscribed below: ‘C. Fischer del. A. Meermann sc. Urwald im Papakura District.’

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

Associated place

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