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Travels to China by John de Mandeville



MAKER John de Mandeville
TITLE The voyages and travels of Sit John Mandevile
PLACE ISSUED London
PUBLISHED 1677
SIZE Quarto 4to cms
AREA SHOWN Travels to China
TECHNIQUE Old calf binding
COLOURING uncoloured
CONDITION Reasonable
PRICE 16000
DESCRIPTION Highly important fantasy book on a supposed voyage and travel to China in 1322. It acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the unreliable and fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference, and Christopher Columbus was heavily influenced by both this work and Marco Polo.