Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Benjamin B. Olshin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226149820

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 13 May 2021

Who Was “Biaxio Sirdomap”?

Who Was “Biaxio Sirdomap”?

Chapter:
(p.28) Two Who Was “Biaxio Sirdomap”?
Source:
The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps
Author(s):

Benjamin B. Olshin

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.003.0002

Chapters 2 to 6 examine the various maps and documents in detail. Chapter 2 discusses the “Sirdomap Map”, which takes its name from an unknown Syrian mariner, a certain “Biaxio Sirdomap.” The map shows northeast Asia, with toponyms in Arabic lettering; below it is a short text, apparently written by Bellela Polo; it mentions this Syrian, and includes the claim that he knew her father, Marco Polo. This chapter also examines a short text in Arabic script followed by an Italian text that describes voyages in the farthest reaches of northeast Asia, sometime in the thirteenth century.

Keywords:   northeastern Asia, Arab, navigator

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.