Thursday, March 12, 2009


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.

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