It is interesting to note that the “Marco Polo Maps” here that mention Antilla do not
discuss the nature of the island itself. On the Pizzigano ... [voyage] of Marco in the
Far East . . . that remote empire distant from Antilla five thousand . . . [miles?] ...
For a moment, let us return to the inscription on the verso of the “Moreta Polo Map
2”: “Ab Antilla ad TRANSERICA DCCCC Grad / VIII ho [= horae?].” The region of
Author: Benjamin B. Olshin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
What’s the truth behind the travels of Marco Polo? “A fascinating tale about maps, history and exploration.”—Times Literary Supplement (UK) In the thirteenth century, Italian merchant and explorer Marco Polo traveled from Venice to the far reaches of Asia, a journey he chronicled in a narrative titled Il Milione, later known as The Travels of Marco Polo. While Polo’s writings would go on to inspire the likes of Christopher Columbus, scholars have long debated their veracity. Some have argued that Polo never even reached China—while others believe that he came as far as the Americas. Now, there’s new evidence for this historical puzzle: a very curious collection of fourteen little-known maps and related documents said to have belonged to the family of Marco Polo himself. Here, historian of cartography Benjamin B. Olshin offers the first credible book-length analysis of these artifacts, charting their course from obscure origins in the private collection of Italian-American immigrant Marcian Rossi in the 1930s; to investigations of their authenticity by the Library of Congress, J. Edgar Hoover, and the FBI; to the work of the late cartographic scholar Leo Bagrow; to Olshin’s own efforts to track down and study the Rossi maps, all but one of which are in the possession of Rossi’s great-grandson. Are the maps forgeries, facsimiles, or modernized copies? Did Marco Polo’s daughters—whose names appear on several of the artifacts—preserve in them geographic information about Asia first recorded by their father? Or did they inherit maps created by him? Did Marco Polo entrust the maps to an admiral with links to Rossi’s family line? Or, if the maps have no connection to Marco Polo, who made them, when, and why? Regardless of the maps’ provenance, this tale takes us on a fascinating journey, offering insights into Italian history, the age of exploration, and the wonders of cartography. “Olshin’s book tugs powerfully at the imagination of anybody interested in the Polo story, medieval history, old maps, geographical ideas, European voyages of discovery, and early Chinese legends.”—The Wall Street Journal
Placing these two maps side by side allows us now to imagine these two world
views superimposed upon each other, ... For European readers of the Sawley Map, the east Asian lands of China, Korea, and Japan were unimaginably distant
Author: Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Few figures from history evoke such vivid Orientalist associations as Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer whose accounts of the "Far East" sparked literary and cultural imaginations. The essays in Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West challenge what many scholars perceived to be an opposition of "East" and "West" in Polo's writings. These writers argue that Marco Polo's experiences along the Silk Road should instead be considered a fertile interaction of cultural exchange. The volume begins with detailed studies of Marco Polo's narrative in its many medieval forms (including French, Italian, and Latin versions). They place the text in its material and generic contexts, and situate Marco Polo's account within the conventions of travel literature and manuscript illumination. Other essays consider the appropriation of Marco Polo's narrative in adaptations, translation, and cinematic art. The concluding section presents historiographic and poetic accounts of the place of Marco Polo in the context of a global world literature. By considering the production and reception of The Travels, this collection lays the groundwork for new histories of world literature written from the perspective of cultural, economic, and linguistic exchange, rather than conquest and conflict.
Newly Tr. and Ed., with Notes, Maps, and Other Illustrations Marco Polo, Sir
Henry Yule. Maundevile informs us precisely where these trees are : “ A 15
journeys in lengthe , goynge be the Deserts of the tother side of the ... And Eastern story ...
Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East Marco Polo Henry Yule.
Maundevile informs us precisely where these trees are: "a 15 journeys in lengthe,
goynge be the Deserts of the tother side of ... The Trees of the Sun and Moon
appear as located in India Ultima to the East of Persia, in a map which is found in
Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Book of Ser Marco Polo describes the thirteenth-century travels of Marco Polo through Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia.
Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East Marco Polo. Note 1 . — LOP
appears to be ... It is difficult to reconcile with our maps the statement of a thirty
days ' journey across the Desert from Lop to Shachau . Ritter ' s extracts , indeed
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As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West.
Author: Laurence Bergreen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, biography, and travelogue, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, creating the most authoritative account yet of Polo's remarkable adventures. Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, Marco Polo is as riveting as the life it describes.
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