Title page of the first printed edition of Marco Polo's account, a German translation published in Nuremberg, His work, which was very frequently copied, was a rare popular success in the period before printing. In the mid-fifteenth century the cartographer of Murano , Fra Mauro , meticulously included all of Polo's toponyms in his map of the world.
Marco Polo's description of the Far East and its riches inspired Christopher Columbus's decision to try to reach Asia by sea, in a westward route.
A heavily annotated copy of Polo's book was among the belongings of Columbus. Polo's writings included descriptions of cannibals and spice growers" Wikipedia article on The Travels of Marco Polo, accessed The original is lost, and we have several often-conflicting versions of the translations.
Travels of Marco Polo. Physical Description ix, p.
Book of Marco Polo
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