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Print from steel engraving titled „Vb. Africa propria, Mauretania, Numidia/Carthago/Pasitigris, Babylonia, Susiana“.From Schul-Atlas der alten Welt, 19th edition.Orbis Terrarum Antiquus. School Atlas of the Ancient World edited by D'Anville, Mannert, Uckert, Reichard, Kruse, William u. A. With an introduction by JH Moller: Brief outline of the old geography. 19 th edition. 1846.The city of Carthage was the centre of the ancient Carthage in antiquity. The city developed from a Phoenician colony of the 1st millennium BC into the capital of an ancient empire. The first civilization that developed within the city's sphere of influence is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. The city of Carthage is located on the eastern side of Lake Tunis across from the centre of Tunis. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Canaanite-speaking Phoenician colonists from Tyre (in modern Lebanon) under the leadership of Queen Elissa or Dido. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse, Numidia, and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each other's homeland.The Tigris and Euphrates, with their tributaries, form a major river system in Western Asia. From sources in the Taurus mountains of eastern Turkey they flow by/through Syria through Iraq into the Persian Gulf. The system is part of the Palearctic Tigris-Euphrates ecoregion, which includes Iraq and parts of Turkey, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan.Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara Desert. Politically, it consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara (excluding Sudan) even though Sudan sits in the Eastern portion of the Sahara desert. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world. Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Comoros, and Mauritania are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world. Approx. image size 20, 4 x 16, 9/28, 7 x 22, 1 cm.

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Map. Carthage – Tigris region – Africa proper. 1846.

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