British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia, North America, southern Africa, Europe and Asia. Two tables (top left and top right) list the imperial possessions by area and population, with the totals being over 7 million square miles and nearly 165 million people. Some years of acquisition are also shown. This map was produced in the late 1850s by the Scottish cartographer John Bartholomew (1831-1893). Africa includes the 1856 route taken by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone.
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Silhouette of an African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) snarling, Mkuze, South Africa
Silhouette of an African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) snarling, Mkuze, South Africa. September. 'White Fang' - this leopard bared its fangs to the hyenas threatening his prey. Eventually the leopard was outnumbered by a group of three hyenas which forced him up into the branches of a tree and then stole his food. 2019 Cadiz Photo Nature Competition, Commended.
Living stone plant (Lithops dorotheae) one of the 'living stones' plants, in cultivation
Living stone plant (Lithops dorotheae) one of the 'living stones' plants, in cultivation. It is in transitional stage, with the old leaves withering and new ones emerging. Native to South Africa.
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