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New Zealand, The White Terraces, Bay of Plenty, c1886

New Zealand, The White Terraces, Bay of Plenty, c1886

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Print from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

Date: c1886

Artist: Schell, Frederick B

Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co

Paper Size: 140 x 175mm

Condition: good

Technique: Wood Engraving

Price: $150

Description: Wood Engraving with later hand colouring

Provenance:

The Pink and White Terraces were formed by upwelling geothermal springs containing a cocktail of silica-saturated, near-neutral pH chloride water.

These two world-famous springs were part of a group of hot springs and geysers, chiefly along an easterly ridge named Pinnacle Ridge (or the Steaming Ranges by Mundy).

The main tourist attractions included Ngahapu, Ruakiwi, Te Tekapo, Waikanapanapa, Whatapoho, Ngawana, Koingo and Whakaehu.

The Pink and the White Terrace springs were around 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) apart.

The White Terrace was at the north-east end of Lake Rotomahana and faced west to northwest at the entrance to the Kaiwaka Channel. Te Tarata 

The Pink Terrace lay four-fifths of the way down the lake on the western shore, facing east to south-east. The pink appearance over the mid and upper basins (near the colour of a rainbow trout) was due to antimony and arsenic sulfides, although the Pink Terrace also contained gold in ore-grade concentrations.

This Information was taken from Wikipedia

The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 

Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.

Its publication was one of the most significant cultural projects in 19th-century Australia. Writers, artists, academics, and politicians came together to prepare a book of unprecedented grandeur and ambition, and a publishing company was established to publish it. The 1100+ engravings on steel and wood contained in the Picturesque Atlas were among the finest engravings to be found anywhere in the world at this time, and many of the illustrations were specially commissioned works by leading Australian artists of the era, for the publication.

To read about The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia click here.

To read about Schell, Frederic B click here.