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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. 213v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book III, Chapter 01 -- King, crowned, stands in portal of building beside male figure, both facing ship on water carrying two male figures.
Representation of the merchant ships that sail on the Indian seas.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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