I have come across this passage:

Der Meeresgrund ist von einer sehr unebenen Bodengestalt und reich an Erdgas und -öl, die Küstenzonen dienen zahlreichen Fischen des Nordatlantiks als Laichgebiet.

What does von einer mean here? The only translation I can think of is: "The ocean floor is very uneven".

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The expression is "von einer Gestalt sein" - which literally translates to

The ocean floor is of a very uneven shape.

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