Marco Polo Map Europe

Author: Marco Polo Travel Publishing
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ISBN: 9783829755979
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Alps Marco Polo Map

Author: Marco Polo Travel Publishing
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ISBN: 9783829755887
Size: 11,56 MB
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Let the Marco Polo map of the Alps guide you around this wonderful region. Highly durable, this detailed, touring map of the Alps folds away easily and is always on standby to help when you're stuck. Ideal for planning your trip before you go and for exploring while you're there. The map also features top sights not to be missed.

Marco Polo City Map Salzburg

Author: Marco Polo
Editor: Marco Polo
ISBN: 9783829730761
Size: 15,24 MB
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The optimum holiday maps for exploring, sight-seeing, shopping and much more. The handy, pocket format is easy to use and carry on your trip. The laminated finish means the map is waterproof, durable and tear-resistant. The detailed scale shows even the smallest streets and it includes an extensive street index.

The Mysteries Of The Marco Polo Maps

Author: Benjamin B. Olshin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614996X
Size: 12,68 MB
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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

Croatia Slovenia Bosnia And Hercegovnia Marco Polo Road Atlas

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ISBN: 9783829736886
Size: 16,16 MB
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Trust Marco Polo's Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Hercegovina Road Atlas with its super clear mapping, thorough street index and scenic routes to guide you around this beautiful corner of eastern Europe.

Mapping Asia Cartographic Encounters Between East And West

Author: Martijn Storms
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331990406X
Size: 17,60 MB
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This proceedings book presents the first-ever cross-disciplinary analysis of 16th–20th century South, East, and Southeast Asian cartography. The central theme of the conference was the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions, and the focus was on points of contact between Western and Asian cartographic history. Geographically, the topics were limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia, with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Topics addressed included Asia’s place in the world, the Dutch East India Company, toponymy, Philipp Franz von Siebold, maritime cartography, missionary mapping and cadastral mapping.

The Travels Of Marco Polo A Venetian In The Thirteenth Century

Author: Marco Polo
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Revelation

Author: A. C. Barnes
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524576468
Size: 15,89 MB
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This book will challenge you and awaken you to understand how the events of the past, shaped our present day. You will learn a concise history with factual events of the descendants of Noah's three sons, Ham, Sham, and Japheth. You will gain a deeper understanding and connection to your history, and its link to world history. Through this knowledge, you will acquire wisdom that can help you understand and gain tolerance towards other diverse cultures. Through gaining tolerance we can bring a willingness to work together. When we understand our past, and are willing to work together, we can change our future.

Seattle

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Commander Francis Drake The West Coast Mysteries

Author: Gunnar Thompson
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557494869
Size: 19,33 MB
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Discovery of Drake's "lost" navigational chart finally reveals secrets behind his voyage to America's West Coast in 1579. The secret location of Drake's colony "New Albion" is finally identified. This was the "first" British colony in America; and it marks the beginning of the British Empire. At last, we know the reason for an ongoing feud between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis. He wanted desperately to rescue the shipmates that he left behind in New Albion. Drake used a shipboard clock to map the West Coast. This is the first map of America that was made using a chronometer: thus Drake's map is accurate to within 15-degrees of the true longitude. Drake was not "just a pirate" as most historians assume. He was a naturalist, ethnographer, and geographer. Drake's map and his new ship design opened the way for the Dutch East India Company.