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The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps / Benjamin B. Olshin
Bib ID 7460089
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Olshin, Benjamin B., author
 
Description Chicago [Illinois] ; London [England] : The University of Chicago Press, 2014 
©2014 
ix, 174 pages : maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780226149820 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9780226149967 (eBook)
Summary

Concerns a collection of maps and associated documents claimed to be from Marco Polo's time or that of his daughters (as many of the maps have the name or one or another of the three daughters on them). Discusses provenance, authenticity, and history of the documents, known to scholars as "the Marco Polo Maps" since 1948, here discussed fully for the first time.

Full contents
  • The "Marco Polo" maps and the Polo family
  • Who was "Biaxio Sirdomap"?
  • To the distant east
  • The daughters' maps
  • Chronicles and histories
  • Maps of the new world
  • Conclusions and future directions
  • Appendix 1: an inventory of the documents
  • Appendix 2: a partial genealogy of the Rossi family
  • Appendix 3: a genealogy of the Polo family.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and index.

Also issued online.

Subjects Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?  |  Cartography -- History.  |  Maps and atlases  |  History  |  Overseas item

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