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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. 175v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 47 -- Kublai Khan, crowned, watches as Chinese man fishes for pearls in lake using basket on long pole and Chinese man with small box mines for turquoise in side of mountain.
Representation of province of Caindu (Kaindu).
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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