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The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps

by Benjamin B. Olshin

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cartography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBenjamin B. Olshin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG370.P9 O57 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 174 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27176514M
    ISBN 10022614982X
    ISBN 109780226149820
    LC Control Number2014003274
    OCLC/WorldCa869825302

    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. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Benjamin B. Olshin (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at .

    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.   The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps - Benjamin B. Olshin (Hardcover) This is the first credible book-length analysis of the maps once owned by the late Marcian Rossi, an Italian immigrant who believed the maps in his possession descended from the family of Marco Polo. [XRF], and carbon dating later discredited any immediate relation of Category: Books.

      [UCP Books]: The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps "For a guy who claimed to spend seventeen years in China as a confidant of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo left a surprisingly skimpy paper trail But a set of fourteen parchments, now collected and exhaustively studied for the first time, give us a raft of new stories about Polo’s journeys and. Benjamin B. Olshin is the author of The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The White Husbands' Clu /5.


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“The major value of The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps is that this is the first really comprehensive research on this issue ever attempted and that, as his reasoning and his conclusions suggest, Olshin seems to have maintained a balanced approach: the Rossi affair is risky ground indeed A book that deserves to be discussed in depth in order to unmask, once and for all, this (not so sophisticated) Cited by: 2.

“The major value of The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps is that this is the first really comprehensive research on this issue ever attempted and that, as his reasoning and his conclusions suggest, Olshin seems to have maintained a balanced approach: the Rossi affair is risky ground indeed A book that deserves to be discussed in depth in order to unmask, once and for all, this (not so sophisticated) /5(5).

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps. 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/5(8).

The major value of The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps is that this is the first really comprehensive research on this issue ever attempted and that, as his reasoning and his conclusions suggest, Olshin seems to have maintained a balanced approach: the Rossi affair is risky ground indeed A book that deserves to be discussed in depth in order to unmask, once and for all, this Brand: University of Chicago Press.

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Benjamin B. Olshin () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “The major value of The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps is that this is the first really comprehensive research on this issue ever attempted and that, as his reasoning and his conclusions suggest, Olshin seems to have maintained a balanced approach: the Rossi affair is risky ground indeed A book that deserves to be discussed in depth in order to unmask, once and for all, this (not so sophisticated).

I felt it necessary to read a traditional written version of his travels before reading "The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps", but this book was my main interest.

I read "The Travels of Marco Polo" a Marsden and Wright translation(a long travel diary of his years in Asia with a lot detail)/5.

Toby Lester reviews “The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps,” by Benjamin B. s: 1. 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.

In The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps, 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. The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, p.

$ LC: ISBN: In The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps, Benjamin Olshin maintains the air of mystery that surrounds a peculiar private collection of nine maps and related documents referred to as the Marco Polo maps.

Book Review: The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Benjamin B. Olshin, published by the University of Chicago Press From The Spectator AS a boy I spent quite a lot of my free time trying to fake up ancient-looking documents.

This hopeless enterprise involved things like staining paper with tea or vinegar, together with plenty of burning, and creasing, and copying of random texts with a. The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Benjamin B. Olshin Olshin has detailed the results of his intensive research in his book, “ The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps.” The book is the first credible book-length analysis of these parchments.

This book, The Mysteries of the “Marco Polo” Maps, introduces the reader to a very curious collection of little-known maps relating to the voyages of Marco Polo. As far as history tells us, Marco Polo himself never drew any maps recording his travels to the east.

Maps such as the Catalan Atlas use information from the famous Polo narrative in the depiction of Asia, but it does not seem that this or. The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps.

[Benjamin B Olshin] -- 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.

Now, thereOCOs 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. In "The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps," historian of cartography Benjamin B.

Olshin offers the first credible book-length analysis of these artifacts. 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 : The University of Chicago Press. The Mysteries Of The Marco Polo Maps By Benjamin B. Olshin Item Preview. Benjamin B. Olshin’s The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps is an unconvincing speculation – but a reminder of a great story does not convince our reviewer Peking, c.

(private collection), from ‘The Book of Ser Marco Polo’, edited by Henry Yule, Author: Hans Van Roon. This is the first credible book-length analysis of the maps once owned by the late Marcian Rossi, an Italian immigrant who believed the maps in his possession descended from the family of Marco Polo.

InRossi lent some of the maps to the Library of Congress for further study, at which time they caused quite a stir: leading to an examination.

In The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps, 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 s; to investigations of their authenticity by the Library of Congress.

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps By Tim O'Connell The curious collection arrived unsolicited at the Library of Congress ina cross-referenced set of fourteen maps, drawings and chronicles submitted by an Italian-American immigrant and amateur antiquarian named Marcian Rossi.We've created a Patreon for as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.

We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages.Olshin, Benjamin B.The mysteries of the Marco Polo maps / Benjamin B.

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