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“Caribbean Sea, the coast of Venezuela, and Central America in a vain search for the island "Cipangu" and the realms of the "Great Khan.”
“The Travels of Marco Polo," published in Japanese by Heibonsha Ltd. in its Toyo Bunko the Eastern Library series, employs the term based on the spelling of Cipangu.”
“Instead, the island that captured the imagination of medieval Europe was spelled in several ways, including Cipangu, Cipango, Zipangu, Siampagu and Cyampagu”
“He had found Cipangu; Cathay and the Spice Islands were close at hand.”
“If Alfragano's calculations were assumed to be in Roman miles, then the 60 degrees of distance between the Canaries and Cipangu would amount to as little as 2,000 nautical miles at the latitudes he would be sailing.”
“He laid out his maps, with all his calculations, showing Cipangu within easy reach, and Cathay but a short voyage beyond that.”
“Add 28 degrees of land for his findings, and then add another 30 degrees to account for the distance between Cathay and the island nation of Cipangu, and there were only 77 degrees of ocean left to cross.”
“They can spread forth through Cipangu and Cathay, the Spice Islands and India, where millions will hear the sweet name of Jesus Christ and beg for baptism.”
“Perhaps there they would see some sign of the great civilizations of Cipangu or Cathay.”
“At this latitude, we must surely be at the coast of Cipangu," said Cristoforo to Sanchez.”
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