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Number: 1422
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tunis, Tunesia, Carthage,
Year of Origin: 1575
Title: TVNES VRBS
Sub-Title: Tunes Vrbs. AC NOVAE EIVS ARCIS, ET GVLETAE, QVAE PHILIPPO HISPAN REGI PARENTVTI A TVRCIS, ET MAV CHRISTI, cIc. Ic. LXXIV. MENSE, IV PVGNABANTVR, EFFIGIES.
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Cologne
Height: 31.4
Width: 40.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Franz Hogenberg
Georg Braun
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Notes: source, "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", the earliest systematic atlas of town plans. This plan shows the siege of the city in 1574 by the Ottomans against the Spanish. Control of the city had passed to the Ottoman Empire in 1534 when it was captured from the Hafsid Sultan, Mulai Hassan. A naval expedition led by Charles himself was dispatched in 1535 and the city was quickly recaptured. The resulting protectorate lasted until the Ottomans retook Tunis in 1574, as depicted here. - an scene of contemporary events juxtaposed with the ruins of ancient Carthage in the background of the map.
Last updated: Apr 26, 2010