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, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 21 May 2022

The Daughters’ Maps

The Daughters’ Maps

(p.56) Four The Daughters’ Maps
The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

University of Chicago Press

This chapter continues a systematic description of the maps and their intriguing depictions. Here, maps apparently signed by Fantina Polo and Moreta Polo are presented. These works include many fascinating features, such as Ptolemaic grid lines and toponyms, mentions of the famous (but mysterious) island of Antillia, and even Chinese place names. We provide reproductions of these works, translations of all the passages from the original Italian and Latin, and extensive commentary. In addition, there is a discussion of how these works compare with the known cartographic tradition, giving us some clues as to what these materials might mean.

Keywords:   Fantina Polo, Moreta Polo, Ptolemy, Antillia, Antilla, Chinese, Italian, Latin

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.