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This is an uncommon and attractive 1852 map of the Ancient World, including Asia, europe and Africa. The map shows the Ancient World during the time of the Ancient Roman empire from the Atlantic Ocean to Burma in Asia and from the Indian Ocean to the North Sea. Includes all of europe, Arabia, part of Asia including the Indian Subcontinent and the northern part of Africa.
The empire was established in 27 BC after Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, the grandnephew and heir of Julius Caesar was awarded the honorific title of Augustus. During the time of the empire, Roman cities flourished. Trade spread as far as India, Russia, China and Southeast Asia. However, the sheer size of the empire and its success also contributed to its downfall. The Western Roman empire collapsed in AD 476, when Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the German Odovacer. The eastern Roman empire, evolving into the Byzantine empire, survived until the Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople in 1453.
The map shows Scythia Intra Imaum and Scythia extra Imaum, the region of Scythia as it was known during the time of the Roman empire, divided by Mount Imaum, denoting the whole of Northern Asia. The map also shows Libya Interior in Northern Africa. The map features a beautiful frame style border. Prepared by A. H. Dufour for publication as plate no. 36 in Maison Basset's 1852 edition of Atlas Illustre Destine a l'enseignement de la Geographie elementaire.
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