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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. 194v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 62 -- Buildings of Sinjumatu (Chi-ning in Shantung province), one with Chinese man in portal, stand on either side of forked river. Two boats float on river, one with Chinese man.
The two forks of the river flow east toward Manzi and west toward Cathay.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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