The Lesser Antilles or the Windward Islands, with the Eastern part of the Leeward Islands
KW205898 The Lesser Antilles or the Windward Islands, with the Eastern part of the Leeward Islands, from 'Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre' by Guillaume Raynal (1713-96), published J L Pellet, Geneva, 1780 (coloured engraving) by Bonne, Charles Marie Rigobert (1727-95); Private Collection; Ken Welsh; French, out of copyright
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Ripe cashew nut
Ripe cashew nut. Image 2 of 2. Native to South America, the cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is now widely cultivated throughout the tropics. Cashew trees produce a fruit, known as an 'apple' (centre), and a nut (lower centre). The nut forms before the fruit swells and ripens, which takes two months. Once harvested, the fruit is often discarded in favour of the nut, although it can be used to make jellies, jams and juice. The nut must be removed from its shell with care, as the shell contains an allergen that can cause dermatitis. Cashew nuts are used in a variety of sweet and savoury recipes. Photographed in Grenada. See B790/237 for an unripe cashew nut.
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Martin Frobisher, English explorer
Martin Frobisher (c.1535-1594), English navigator and explorer. Frobisher became a cabin boy in 1544 and rose to the rank of captain by 1565. In 1576, he was given command of an Arctic expedition to seek out the North-West Passage. One of the three ships sank, the other deserted. Frobisher sailed onwards and discovered what is now called Frobisher Bay. Frobisher also carried out raids on Spanish colonies in the West Indies, and was knighted in 1588 for his role in defeating the Spanish Armada. He was fatally wounded fighting Spanish forces in France. Artwork from 'The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher' (London, 1867).
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