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  • [Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific].

Other Title

  • Map-with-ship


  • Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?

Created / Published

  • [129-?]


  • -  East Asia--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  North Pacific Ocean--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  Pacific Coast (North America)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  East Asia
  • -  North Pacific Ocean
  • -  Pacific Coast (North America)


  • -  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.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7800 .M3


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2005633013

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Polo, Marco, ?. Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific. [129-?] Map.

APA citation style:

Polo, M. Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific. [129-?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Polo, Marco, ?. Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific. [129-?] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.