Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352560047325 1770 Delisle de Sales Map of Carthage (North Africa, Spain, Italy) ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Carte de l'Empire de Carthage. Description: This is an interesting 1770 map by Jean- Baptiste-Claude Delisle de Sales, depicting the Empire of Carthage. Centered on the Mediterranean, the map covers from Bordeaux in France to the Province of Tripoli and includes the modern day nations of Spain, Portugal, Italy, and parts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and France. Sardinia, Corsica and the Balearic Islands are also included. The map notes several important towns and cities, rivers, and other topographic details, and uses archaic place names throughout. Mountains are beautifully rendered in profile throughout. The Carthaginian Empire was formed after Carthage (identified here) gained independence from the Phoenician colonies in 650 BC. Carthage became the center for trade the Carthaginian Empire dominated much of the region, until Numidia, the Kingdom to the west of Carthage, allied itself with Rome in 206 BC leading the Roman conquest of the region in 201 BC. By the end of the third Punic war, the city of Carthage was leveled by Rome, thus ending its independent existence. Carthage's great general Hannibal, nearly conquered Rome with his highly trained war elephants, before being turned back at the very brink of victory. This map was issued as part of Delisle de Sales' Histoire des Hommes. Partie de l'Histoire Moderne . This volume is exceedingly rare as most of Sales' work was burnt under the censorship of heresy. Size: Printed area measures 9 inches high by 14 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Original platemark visible. Minor offsetting. Blank on verso. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Original platemark visible. Minor offsetting. Blank on verso.