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"Asia, a land much larger than the other divisions in size and in wealth, is separated from Europe by the river Tanias [modern Don] and from Africa by an isthmus, which stretches to the south and divides the Arabian and Egyptian seas. The principal countries of Asia are Bithynia, Galatia, Cappadocia, Pamphylia, Lydia, Cilicia, greater and lesser Armenia, Colchis, Hyrcania, Ibernia, and Albania, along with many other lands that would take too long for us to mention." (Cosmographiae introductio, chap. IX - Hessler 2008)