The travels and Marco Polo by Marco Polo

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  • Polo, Marco, -- 1254-1323?,
  • Voyages and travels,
  • Mongols -- History,
  • Asia -- Description and travel

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Statementrevised and edited with an introduction by Manuel Komroff ; illustrations by Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin.
ContributionsKomroff, Manuel, 1890-1974., Lapshin, Nikolai Fyodorovitch, ill., Douglas, Lester, 1893-1961, book designer., Judd & Detweiler,, Limited Editions Club,, Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsG370 .P72 1934
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xl, 477 p.) :
Number of Pages477
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24020386M
LC Control Number34016318

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In the introduction the editor tells us that the original text of Marco Polo's travels no longer exists (that'd be the version that was dictated by Polo to his cellmate whilst in prison) and that later copies that survive often deviate from this original, with additions etc.,/5(50). Marco Polo () has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller, and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world/5().

The account of Marco Polo's travels through Asia dictated to another while he was in prison in Venice. There is actually very little Polo in this work. The first third is introductory material, and there are pages of gloss for every page of Polo's actual text/5.

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The Travels of Marco Polo Description This manuscript from about is one of the oldest extant copies of Les voyages de Marco Polo (The travels of Marco Polo), The travels and Marco Polo book account by the Venetian merchant Marco Polo (circa −) of his adventures in Central Asia and the Far East during the latter part of the 13th century.

Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer known for the book The Travels of Marco Polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in Asia. Polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 1 by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Book 2, Chapter 1 Summary: “Of the Deeds of Kublai Khan, the Emperor Now Reigning” Polo relates how the title of Kublai Khan translates into English as “Lord of Lords” () and says that the Great Khan deserves that title “for in respect to number of subjects.

Marco Polo () was one of the greatest’ explorers of the Middle Ages and the first person to make Europe aware China's extraordinary power and culture. He allegedly travelled from Europe and throughout Asia from to His adventures were recounted in a book that made him famous.

The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo, translated by Henry Yule. How the Two Brothers Polo Set Forth from Constantinople to Traverse the World Of Marco Polo's Book, So Far As Known: General Distribution Of Mss. List Of Miniatures In Two Of The Finer Mss.

List Of Mss. Of Marco Polo's Book, So Far As They Are Known. Marco Polo () has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller, and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world.

The Travels recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan, the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent, but which was /5().

Marco Polo (Septem - January 9, ) was a Venetian merchant traveler whose travels are recorded in Il Milione ("The Millions", now known as "The Travels of Marco Polo"), a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central /5(46). The Travels of Marco Polo (Book) Book Details.

ISBN. Title. The Travels of Marco Polo. Author. Marco Polo & Ronald Latham. Publisher. Penguin Classics. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization.

The Travels of Marco Polo Marco Polo, Giovanni Battista Baldelli Boni Full view - Page - Our notice of those portions of Polo's travels which deal with countries other than China must be very brief.

In Armenia he found petroleum, of which there was " a fountain whence rises oil in such abundance, that a hundred ships might be at /5(10). None has been more influential than the merchant Marco Polo (), whose compulsively readable Travels inspired Christopher Columbus to seek a westward route to Asia; he carried a copy of Polo’s book with him on his epochal voyage in Fact and fiction intermingle in Polo’s Travels.

He’d voyaged across the Silk Road to Asia with. The Travels of Marco Polo, translated by William Marsden (Norton, £) When this edition of the book dropped through the letterbox, I was mildly intrigued.

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About The Travels. A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written Marco Polo’s voyages began in with a visit to China. Afterward, he served Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the Far East.

How Marco Polo Went to China Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great council and were enrolled with the noblemen of Venice.

Marco also had another uncle who lived in Constantinople and Crimea and was engaged in Size: 2MB. Marco Polo was a thirteenth-century Venetian explorer, arguably the world’s most well-traveled explorer, and The Travels of Marco Polo chronicles his journey through Asia as a special envoy to.

Marco Polo paved the way for many other Westerners to set out along the routes of the Silk Road in future years and began an age of exploration to exotic and faraway places.

The pioneer explorer Christopher Columbus was heavily influenced by Marco Polo’s travels. His copy of the book was found to have plenty of handwritten annotations and notes.

The Travels of Marco Polo/Book 1/Chapter 13 Book 1. Jump to navigation Jump to search ←Of the Monastery of Saint Barsamo on the Borders of Tauris. The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco the second Melchior, and the third Balthasar. Messer Marco Polo asked a great many questions of the people of that city as to those Three Magi, but never.

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Can you tell us a bit about this book and why you chose it. Marco Polo’s dates are to He’s an Italian merchant. Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in –95, remaining in China for 17 of those years.

His account of those travels, known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used by European navigators. Marco Polo (Author) Marco Polo was born injoining his father on a journey to China in He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan.

There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa/5(K).

Liveright is proud to make available in paperback its reissue of the classic edition of The Travels of Marco Polo. Working from the traditional lyrical Marsden translation, editor ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

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The Travels of Marco Polo is the classic account of Marco Polo's journey to China from Venice, and his discoveries as an emissary to the great Kublai Khan. Polo explores everywhere from Baghdad, Armenia and Russia to the Caspian Sea, the Gobi Desert and the small fishing villages of China, describing the geography, architecture and customs of these exotic places.

Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book%().

Originally the book's name was "A Description of the World" now the book is called "The Travels of Marco Polo". For the rest of that year in the prison cell Marco would tell the 24 year story and Rustichello would write it all down. This book inspired many explorers including Christopher Columbus.

Marco Polo almost single-handedly introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China. This title offers Polo's travelogue (in the respected Yule-Cordier translation), enhanced with more than images - including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs and maps.

'The Travels of Marco Polo, from valuable early manuscripts recently published by the French Society of Geography and in Italy by Count Baldelli Bone. With copious notes, illustrating the route and observations of the author, and comparing them with those of more recent travellers.'.

His travels took place from around The book,The Travels of Marco Polo, is the written record which chronicles the adventures and travels that Marco Polo experienced while exploring the eastern world.

In part 2, chap Marco Polo reports what he describes as "huge serpents". The Travels of Marco Polo Marco Polo, Manuel Komroff Chosen as one of the ten best adventure books of all time by National Geographic Adventure, The Travels of Marco Polo remains a wondrous and exciting story.

The Travels of Marco Polo Born in Venice in Marco polo travelled with his father and uncle to Asia and chronicled his travels. He jocularly said “I did not write half of what I saw, for I.

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