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This map provides an historical representation of the world as understood by the ancient Greek geographer Strabo. The map illustrates the geographical knowledge and assumptions of the classical world, as interpreted and compiled by Marmocchi in the 19th century.

The map is centered around the Mediterranean region, which is depicted prominently, reflecting its importance in ancient geography. The landmasses are colored to distinguish different regions and are labeled with the names used during Strabo's time.

Libya, referred to as "Libia" and "Etiopia," covers the northern and northeastern parts of Africa. It includes regions such as Egypt (Egitto) and the "Paese del Cinnamomo" (Land of Cinnamon), indicating the areas known for their trade goods. Asia is a large region covering parts of the Middle East and South Asia, with key areas including "Media," "Persia," "Aria," "Carmania," and "India." The map also labels "Battria" (Bactria) and "Scizia" (Scythia) to the north. Europe includes "Scizia" (Scythia), "Geti," "Germani," and "Tracia" (Thrace), extending into what is now Eastern Europe. Various bodies of water are labeled, including the "Oceano Atlantico Occidentale" (Western Atlantic Ocean), "Oceano Atlantico Orientale" (Eastern Atlantic Ocean), and "Mare Eritreo" (Erythraean Sea), reflecting the ancient understanding of the world's seas.

The map includes areas labeled as "Terra incognita" (Unknown Land), indicating the limits of geographical knowledge at the time. An island depicted to the southeast, labeled "Taprobana," refers to present-day Sri Lanka, known in ancient times for its strategic location and wealth. Geographical boundaries are denoted with lines, and latitudinal lines are marked to show the extent of known territories.