The archaic...the arcane...and fantastic...the historic...Compiled from divers sources.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA
Abraham Ortelius, in Parergon, Antwerp, 1595 Osher Collection, University of Southern Maine Phoenician colonies on the northern coast of Africa are seen here, the most important of which was Carthage, established by sea-farers from the kingdom of Tyre. The inset in the lower left corner contains a plan of the ancient walled city of Carthage, destroyed by the Romans during the Third Punic War.