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Background imageMountain Collection: Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries

Tableau Physique des Andes et Pays voisins - Physical Tableau of the Andes and Neighboring Countries
This illustration was based on Alexander von Humboldts famous Naturgemälde (nature painting) of 1807, an early infographic that showed variation in the vegetation of the Andes

Background imageMountain Collection: 237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India

237. Gardening at Nainee Tal, India
On the other side of the lake, below the Oak Trees, the Willows (Salix babylonica, L.) are seen that formerly shaded the Temple of a Goddess, now covered by a landslip

Background imageMountain Collection: 823. View of the Sugarloaf Mountain from the Aqueduct Road, Rio Janeiro

823. View of the Sugarloaf Mountain from the Aqueduct Road, Rio Janeiro
A Sloth feeding on a Trumpet Tree (Cecropia peltata, L.) in the foreground. The Trumpet Tree is so called because its hollow branches are used by the natives

Background imageMountain Collection: 584. The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight

584. The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight
584.The Quicksilver Mountain of Tegora, Sarawak, by moonlight

Background imageMountain Collection: 43. Tijuca, Brazil, with a Palm in the foreground

43. Tijuca, Brazil, with a Palm in the foreground
The palm is apparently a species of Cocos, a considerable genus restricted to South America, except C. nucifera, the cocoa-nut

Background imageMountain Collection: 53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

53. View of the Piedade Mountains, from Congo, Brazil

Background imageMountain Collection: From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848

From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848
Pencil sketch from top of Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass]. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal. Illustrated by Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1848

Background imageMountain Collection: Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854

Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854
Watercolour of a Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageMountain Collection: Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53

Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53
Illustration of Iriartea deltoidea, commonly known as bombona, pambil, pona palm, from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageMountain Collection: Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53

Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53
Illustration of Chamaedorea linearis commonly known as, whale tail palm from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageMountain Collection: Livistona inermis, 1823-53

Livistona inermis, 1823-53
Illustration of Livistona inermis from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageMountain Collection: Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-53

Hyphaene thebaica, 1823-53
Illustration of Hyphaene thebaica, commonly known as doum palm or gingerbread tree from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageMountain Collection: Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-53

Oenocarpus distichus, 1823-53
Illustration of Oenocarpus distichus, commonly known as babaca palm from Martius Historia Naturalis Palmarum, 1823-53

Background imageMountain Collection: 24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854

24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854
Watercolour sketch of Junnoo [Kumbhakarna] from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageMountain Collection: The Dragon Arum, ca 1801-1807

The Dragon Arum, ca 1801-1807
Current accepted plant name is Dracunculus vulgaris, commonly known as dragons tongue or dragon lily. Mezzotint and aquatint by Peter Henderson, ca 1801-1807

Background imageMountain Collection: 787. A Bush Fire at Sunset, Queensland

787. A Bush Fire at Sunset, Queensland
Vast areas of country are devastated by periodical fires

Background imageMountain Collection: Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley

Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley
Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageMountain Collection: 798. Lake of Islands, Oodipore, Guzerat, Western India

798. Lake of Islands, Oodipore, Guzerat, Western India

Background imageMountain Collection: 424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

424. View of Table Mountain, looking from Groat Post

Background imageMountain Collection: 243. Foliage and Flowers of two Indian Rhododendrons

243. Foliage and Flowers of two Indian Rhododendrons
The one having white flowers, R. Griffithianum, Wight, is better known in gardens under the more recent name of R. Auclclandii, Hook. f

Background imageMountain Collection: 238. Deodars and the Choor Mountain, from Nahl Dehra, India

238. Deodars and the Choor Mountain, from Nahl Dehra, India
The Deodar or India Cedar (Cedrus Deodara, Loud.) is one of the noblest trees of the mountains of North India. See remarks under 297

Background imageMountain Collection: 95. View of the Old Gold Works from the verandah at Morro Velho

95. View of the Old Gold Works from the verandah at Morro Velho
North American Magnolia grandiftora, L. and pet animals in the foreground

Background imageMountain Collection: 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil. 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil

92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil. 92. Scotchman hugging a Creole, Brazil
A Palm in the embrace of the roots of a Fig tree. The tree that is now strangling the palm was at first the nurse child of the latter, and its history is this

Background imageMountain Collection: 75. View from the Sierra of Petropolis, Brazil

75. View from the Sierra of Petropolis, Brazil
The Bay of Rio, and its Islands, and Sugarloaf Mountain in the distanbe. This summit is 3000 feet above the sea, and is reached by a zigzag road of ten miles

Background imageMountain Collection: Mt Namuli

Mt Namuli, Mozambique

Background imageMountain Collection: Mt. Namuli

Mt. Namuli in morning sunshine

Background imageMountain Collection: Desert landscape

Desert landscape
Swakopmund river valley, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageMountain Collection: 364. View of a Table Mountain from Bishop Colensos House, Natal

364. View of a Table Mountain from Bishop Colensos House, Natal
The Australian Gum-trees, Indian Bamboos, and other exotic plants in the garden were planted by the Bishop himself

Background imageMountain Collection: 83. View from Mr. Weilhorns House, Petropolis, Brazil

83. View from Mr. Weilhorns House, Petropolis, Brazil



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