Asia. Computer artwork, based on a satellite image, of Asia. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green and desert is yellow. At right is the Pacific Ocean, it is separated from the Indian Ocean (bottom) by the Malay Archipelago (bottom right). At top is the Arctic Ocean. At centre left is the Mediterranean Sea. Slightly inland to its right is the Black Sea, and further inland is the Caspian Sea. At lower left is the Arabian Peninsula. Europe is at upper left. The topography of the sea floor is shown by varying shades of blue.
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'A Relief Party in Search of Sir John Franklin', 19th century, (1946). Creator: Unknown
'A Relief Party in Search of Sir John Franklin', 19th century, (1946). In 1845, John Franklin led a British expedition to find the Northwest Passage. After two years with no news of the expedition, rescuers set out to search for the missing men. Here sailors fight polar bears on Artic ice, with a tall ship in the distance. After a Baxter print, 'The Arctic Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin', in the National Trust collection at Peckover House, Cambridgeshire. From "British Polar Explorers", by Admiral Sir Edward Evans. [Collins, London, 1946]
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Arctic fauna, lithograph, published in 1897
Arctic fauna: 1) Polar bear (Ursus maritimus); 2) Wolverine (Gulo gulo); 3) Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus); 4) Mountain hare (Lepus timidus); 5) True lemming (Lemmus); 6) Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus); 7) Muskox (Ovibos moschatus); 8) Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus); 9) Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus); 10) Sea otter (Enhydra lutris); 11) Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus); 12) Narwhale (Monodon monoceros); 13) Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta); 14) Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus); 15) Common eider (Somateria mollissima, male), 16) Common eider (Somateria mollissima, female); 17) Razorbill (Alca torda); 18) Iceland gull (Larus glaucoides). Lithograph after a drawing by Gustav MAOEtzel (German painter, 1839 - 1893), published in 1897.