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This striking map, titled "Области Распространения Птиц и Пресмыкающихся" (Distribution of Birds and Reptiles), offers a unique perspective on the geographical distribution of bird and reptile species across the globe.

Created by Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus and published in Leipzig around 1890, the map is written in Russian, which is unusual for maps of this subject and time period. It displays the locations of various bird and reptile species across the globe, with detailed illustrations and labels for each region. The map provides a valuable historical reference for understanding the global distribution of these species and offers a fascinating glimpse into the zoological knowledge of the world during the late 19th century.

Different colors and patterns are used to differentiate between various species (such as hummingbirds, condors, turkeys, etc.), making the map visually engaging and easy to comprehend. While the map is not without its inaccuracies and biases, reflective of the knowledge and attitudes of the late 19th century, it remains a valuable resource for historians, biologists, and anyone interested in understanding the perception of the diversity of bird and reptile species during that era. As a historical artifact, it offers captivating insight into the evolving understanding of zoogeography and biodiversity.

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