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The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps

Author: Benjamin B Olshin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While Marco Polo's writings would go on to inspire the likes of Christopher Columbus, scholars have long debated their veracity. Now, there's new evidence: a collection of fourteen little-known maps  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Marco Polo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin B Olshin
ISBN: 9780226149820 022614982X
OCLC Number: 936318873
Description: ix, 174 pages : maps (some color) ; 23 cm
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
Responsibility: Benjamin B. Olshin

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"The maps and documents associated with the Rossi family and the various claims that they date back to the time of Marco Polo have always been a mystery and a problem for historians of cartography, Read more...

 
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