Map of the Ancient World, 19th century

Map of the Ancient World, 19th century

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Caption: Map of the Ancient World, 19th century. This map is divided by colour into Europe (yellow), Asia (pink) and Africa (green) and labelled with the names of regions and states of antiquity. The distance scales (lower right) are in Roman miles, Greek stadia, Persian parasangs, and British miles. Published in 'An Atlas of Ancient Geography' (1826) by US cartographer Henry Schenck Tanner (1786-1858).

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