King, Martha 1803?-1897 :The rata, in flower. Drawn by Miss King. [1842] Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]

King, Martha 1803?-1897 :The rata, in flower. Drawn by Miss King. [1842] Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]
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Date
1842
Ref
PUBL-0011-14-2
Description
Branch of the red rata, with flowers and leaves. A stick insect is crawling up the main stalk. The accompanying text reads: This is the monarch of the New Zealand forest, generally as large as the largest English oaks. It is originally a parasite, winding several coils round other trees until it has killed them and taken their place. The dead tree gradually rots, thus leaving the trunk of the rata hollow. In the end of the summer, each twig is covered with this flower, so that the whole forest bears a crimson tinge. This tree resembles the oak in its gnarled limbs, and is therefore much sought after by ship-builders for the knees and timbers of their vessels. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Lithograph, hand-coloured 285 x 190 mm on sheet 350 x 544 mm
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1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Lithographs, Albums, Lithograph, hand-coloured 285 x 190 mm on sheet 350 x 544 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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King, Martha 1803?-1897 :The rata, in flower. Drawn by Miss King. [1842] Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]. Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith. London, Smith Elder & Co, 1845.. Ref: PUBL-0011-14-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23242609

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