Item #298349 Te Tarata. Charles D. BARRAUD.

Te Tarata

London: C. F. Kells, 1877.

Color Lithograph. Image measures 11 3/4" x 14", sheet size 17 x 22". Sheet trimmed and repairs to margins but not affecting the lithograph or title text.

This stunning scenic view of New Zealand depicts 'Te Tarata', or "The tattooed rock" in Maori, also known as the "White Terrace". Reportedly the largest silica sinter deposits on Earth, this remarkable natural wonder was believed to have been buried in the 1886 eruption of Mt. Tarawera. The view features the surrounding Lake Roto-Mahana. Some travelers climb the terraces while others sit aboard a waka, or a Maori canoe. Steam appears to be rising from the hill top, as well as nearby rock formations, showing the geothermal springs and geysers that helped form the terraces. This print is a beautiful documentation of a landscape that is often considered the eighth wonder of world, but has now been lost to time.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $300.00

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