"A Map of Marco Polo's Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century Through a Great Part of Asia, All Tartary, the East India Islands & Part of Africa", Bowen, Emanuel
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Harris' Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 7.7 inches
30 x 19.6 cm
This map depicts the areas in Asia where Marco Polo traveled in the 13th century. Japan is shown as a peninsula connected to mainland Russia. The decorative title cartouche features three Asian men and a pile of riches. One of the few maps to make mention of Marco Polo.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #11.
A sharp impression with a hint of toning and a short archivally repaired tear along the right edge of the sheet.