The Rössing Mountains are situated some kilometres in the north of the Moon Landscape. It is a small Range, which covers an area of about 10 square kilometres. Its highest summit is the Mt. Rössing at 663 metres.
South West Africa 1931, "Welwitschia" (Welwitschia mirabilis).
The stamp is existing with inscription in english "postage" and afrikaans "posseel".
In the background of the stamp there might be the silhouette of Mount Rössing seen from the south, near the Moon Landscape. This is a well known place, where you can find the Welwitschia plant, which is endemic to the Namib Desert within Namibia and Angola. Here you can find even the largest known Welwitschia plant, nicknamed "The Big Welwitschia". It stands 1.4 m tall and is over 4 m in diameter. The exact age is unknown, the detail board at the site gives the age of about 1500 years.
South-West Africa 1983, Mount Rössing.
Painting of H. H. J. Henckert (1906-1992)
Namibia 1993, Moon Landscape.
The stamp is showing a view from the south across the Moon Landscape towards north.