MarcoPolo - Krista Ammons Due Date: April 13, 2006...

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Krista Ammons Due Date: April 13, 2006 Discovery of a World Views of the eastern world were very distorted in the days of Marco Polo. One reason for such misrepresentation would be due to many of maps that only included the known world of India, Europe, and Africa. Through many of Biblical tales set in the east, India was the only known area to exist “The east was thought of as Lesser, First, or Greater India” (Larner 9). The European world also misunderstood the descriptions of Asian people, animals, and natural landmarks given by those of Alexander’s great adventures. European concepts strayed from actual fact in showing unrealistic imagery and incorrectly drawing descriptions of people and objects from the eastern world. European scholars and explorers conceived many different maps that defined the entire world around them. One map that stands unique to others is the “TO” map. “The TO map was the first printed map of the known world by Isidore of Seville’s Etimologiae” (Larner 116a). Isidore created a map out of using the O as the outside ring
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