Germany: Schreiber J.F., 1873. First printing. Print. Chromolithograph depicting white and pink siliceous sinter terraces from Lake Rotomahana on the North Island of New Zealand. Siliceous sinter is translucent to opaque opal, found as incrustations or terraces which have been deposited from thermal waters containing silica.
These unusual "Pink and White Terraces" were quite beautiful, and considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. They became one of New Zealand's first major tourist attractions, drawing visitors from around the world. The print also depicts Maoris and a Maori village in the foreground. The terraces disappeared in 1886 due to the eruption of Mt. Tarawera. In 2011 the terraces were rediscovered - now at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana.
Image labeled XV in upper right hand corner. Central fold, slight dusting around the edges, o/w very good condition. The image measures 26.2 x 36.2 cm on a sheet 31.6 x 41.2 cm. Not recorded in OCLC, or National Library of New Zealand. Very good condition. Item #21034