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La fleur des histoires de la terre d’Orient by Hayton and Marco Polo’s Le livre des merveilles d’Asie
France, probably Paris, ca. 1410-1412
MS M.723 fol. 132v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 02; Kublai Khan: Scene, journeying to Battle against Nayan -- Kublai Khan, crowned with crown over hat, on horseback, leads group of Mongol soldiers, on horseback, wearing armor and helmets, one holding shield.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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