Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, travelling 33,000 miles by land and sea from Italy, across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, and the hot Taklimakan Desert, before finally reaching China in 1275. This book recounts the remarkable tale of Marco Polo s journey and all the different cultures, inventions, riches and religions that he encountered along the way. Inspired by the Eastern culture of the 13th century, Demi illustrates this beautiful book with Chinese inks and gold overlays, and uses a mixture of Chinese and Indian embroidery and Italian, Arabian and Persian designs of gold and ink on silk in creating the borders and frames.
Publisher: Two Lions
Date published: 2008
Format: A4 hardback with dust jacket. First Edition with gilt finish on dust jacket and all internal pictures Beautiful!