White-tailed gnu, Connochaetes gnou, and Pyrenean
White-tailed gnu, Connochaetes gnou, and Pyrenean chamois, Rupicapra pyrenaica. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Tournier, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Saxifraga Longifolia, often called the King of Saxifrages, a Pyrenean plant of the Saxifragaceae family (commonly known as saxifrages or stone breakers because of their ability to grow in the cracks between rocks). Seen here growing in a rocky setting, with its distinctive single rosettes.
© Mary Evans/Reginald A. Malby & Co. Collection
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