Illustrations can be made to order (usually on licencecontract).
On the basis of a list of plants and a plantplan a picture can be made of the situation as it should look in reality.
Here some examles from the book: "A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725" by Alex Ritsema. In English.
145 blz, ISBN 978-1-4116-9832-1
More about the writer: www.aworldofislands.com
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|Westcoast of Ascension
||Rock. The holes were used to leave massages
||Turtle digging to lay her eggs.
||White stern (Gygys alba)
|| Wild goats. Now extinct.
Lieut.William Allen writes:"These precipices are the resort of wild goats, which are obliged to wander far in quest of the scanty vegetation on which they subsist. If pursued by dogs they retreat to their fastnesses, and dash over the precipice to some narrow ledge half-way down, where they are said to be "rocked;" and though they dare not return, on account of the dogs, they fancy themselves safe ; little dreaming of their more fatal enemy, the sportsman above, who, if he have a keen eye and a firm foot, frequently can get good aim, and tumbles them into the abyss, taking especial care that he topple not down headlong himself. If he escape such a mode of descent, he must get down among the yielding ashes and loose fragments of rock, at the risk of his neck, after his prey. He must then clamber up again with it on his shoulders. Goat Hunting is a very favourite, but dangerous amusement. Few can stand the fatigue of it, increased as it is by the fervour of a tropical sun, where not a drop of water is to be met with, to assuage the parching thirst consequent on such exertions."