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The 1486 world map of Henricus Martellus and the 1492 globe of Martin Behaim represented the latest conception of the world prior to the discoveries of Columbus, combining Ptolemy with Marco Polo and placing extreme eastern Asia at 240 degrees eastern longitude counting from the Canaries and locating eastern Cipango (Japan) at 270 degrees east longitude.
first wave" of transpacific Asian migration, [composed of] travelers from Cathay, Cipango (Japan), the Philippines, various kingdoms in Southeast Asia, and India [who] were known collectively in New Spain as chinos (Chinese) or indios chinos (Chinese Indians), as the word chino/china became synonymous with Asia.
In Cipango, Tomas Harris (Born in Chile in 1956), skews the trope of the voyages of Columbus and the subsequent conquest and colonization of the Americas until it transmutes into the central metaphor of the collection: a history of the New World, dominated at first by the Old World and then by other forces closer to home, from the first European expeditions to the present day.
1956) builds his long poem on the metaphor of journey, and specifically the voyage of Columbus and his belief that what is now Hispaniola, in the Caribbean Sea, was the Cipango, or Japan, that he was taking a short cut to.
And now, Daniel Shapiro has produced a superbly crafted English version of Tomas Harris's Cipango in a bilingual en face format, which will provide further evidence that Chile, like Nicaragua, is a republic of poets worthy of international attention.
Este mar, onde a ilha de Cipango esta situada, chama-se o mar da China e e o mesmo mar que banha as costas de Mangi; e os naturais desta ilha, quando falam da China, querem dizer Mangi; porem, a China esta para o Levante e tem, segundo os pilotos e navegadores que a conhecem, 7448 ilhas; muitas sao habitadas e nao ha aqui arvore que nao seja aromatica e nao tenha perfume forte (.
Columbus hoped to reach the island kingdom of Cipango.
fa coincidere col Cipango di Marco Polo e il Vernero con argomenti ben fondati ribadisce dichiarandola lo Zipagu delle carte del tempo del poeta e non il Giappone come e conosciuto e rappresentato oggi.
You can also explore several other spots along the avenue, particularly Cipango, a newcomer presided over by the inventive Willie Tia.
The admiral began the first of his four voyages not in search of a new land but looking for Cipango, a fabulous island that Marco Polo described in his diaries.
Kato noted that the name Cipango was chosen because it is "an early European word for Japan, chosen to reflect both its Asian origin and Western European imagery.
Johannes Ruysch accepted that Cipango (or Sypangu) and Hispaniola were one and the same, as explained in the legend of his 1507 world map (42).
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