The most famous travel story of the Middle Ages has never lost its charm. A story of true wonder, Marco Polo's experiences as well as the reported myths transport us to the heart of Central Asia, China, Indochina, and the Indian Ocean. The original manuscripts were accompanied with illustrations realised from the few descriptions made by the traveller. The various illustrations found here will send the reader, through the footsteps of Marco Polo, on the path to discovering the distant lands as we know them today.
Marco Polo was born and died in medieval Venice. Born in a traders' family, he was committed to the business of procuring precious objects from the East. After a twenty-four-year trip through the Far East, he describes his adventures to Rusticien of Pisa, an imprisoned writer in Genoa, in 1299.
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