Format Maps
Dates 1290
Location East Asia
North America
North Pacific Ocean
Pacific Coast
Language Arabic
Subjects East Asia
North Pacific Ocean
Pacific Coast (North America)
Title
[Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific].
Other Title
Map-with-ship
Description
The map, in its ornamental frame, occupies the right side of the sheet. Drawing of a ship and an eight-line explanation of Roman numerals on left side of the sheet. Place names in Arabic. Chinese in two columns, on right side of map. Text in Venetian Italian. Undetermined authenticity. Provenance unverified. Pen-and-ink. Further description of map appeared in article: Bagrow, Leo, 1948. The maps from the home archives of the descendants of a friend of Marco Polo. Imago Mundi, vol. V. Includes key to identifying countries and regions designated by Roman numerals. Translation of the explanation of Roman numerals: Marco Polo. I. India and the adjacent islands, according to what the Saracens say. II. Cattigara of Tartary, island of Zipangu and adjacent islands. III. Peninsula of the Sea Lions. IV. Islands connected with the Peninsula of the Deer situated 2 to 4 hours of difference from the walled provinces of Tartary. Given to the Library of Congress in 1935 by Mr. Marcian F. Rossi, a retired merchant, who considered himself a descendant of a friend of Marco Polo. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map : ms., vellum ; 22 x 19 cm., on sheet 29 x 41 cm.
Created / Published
[129-?]
Subject Headings
-  East Asia
-  North Pacific Ocean
-  Pacific Coast (North America)
Notes
-  The map, in its ornamental frame, occupies the right side of the sheet. Drawing of a ship and an eight-line explanation of Roman numerals on left side of the sheet.
-  Place names in Arabic. Chinese in two columns, on right side of map. Text in Venetian Italian.
-  Undetermined authenticity.
-  Provenance unverified.
-  Pen-and-ink.
-  Further description of map appeared in article: Bagrow, Leo, 1948. The maps from the home archives of the descendants of a friend of Marco Polo. Imago Mundi, vol. V.
-  Includes key to identifying countries and regions designated by Roman numerals.
-  Translation of the explanation of Roman numerals: Marco Polo. I. India and the adjacent islands, according to what the Saracens say. II. Cattigara of Tartary, island of Zipangu and adjacent islands. III. Peninsula of the Sea Lions. IV. Islands connected with the Peninsula of the Deer situated 2 to 4 hours of difference from the walled provinces of Tartary.
-  Given to the Library of Congress in 1935 by Mr. Marcian F. Rossi, a retired merchant, who considered himself a descendant of a friend of Marco Polo.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Medium
1 map : ms., vellum ; 22 x 19 cm., on sheet 29 x 41 cm.
Call Number
G7800 .M3
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g7800 ct001372r http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g7800.ct001372r
g7800 ct001372v http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g7800.ct001372v
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2005633013
http://lccn.loc.gov/2005633013


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