Home All Categories Classic Comics: Journey of Marco Polo. ISBN13: 9780831714628. Classic Comics : Journey of Marco Polo. There can be few stories in the history of the world to equal the adventures of Marco Polo. He was one of the richest men of Venice and a great merchant traveller. As a young man he set out from Venice to Jerusalem, Armenia, and Baghdad, following the ancient trade route to Asia. He climbed the rugged mountains of Korassan and braved the terrors of the Gobi Desert.
Based on the story by Marco Polo. Adapted by Dr. Marion Kimberly.
Book of the Marvels of the World (French: Livre des Merveilles du Monde) or "Description of the World" (Devisement du Monde), in Italian "Il Milione" (lit. The Million, deriving from Polo's nickname "Emilione") or "Oriente Poliano" ("Polian East") and in English commonly called "The Travels of Marco Polo", is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295, and his experiences.
Marco Polo (1254 – January 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the Republic of Venice.
Marco Polo (1254-1329) has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller, and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient world. The Travels recounts Polo's journey to the eastern court of Kublai Khan, the chieftain of the Mongol empire which covered the Asian continent, but which was almost unknown to Polo's contempo Marco Polo (1254-1329) has achieved an almost archetypal status as a traveller, and his Travels is one of the first great travel books of Western literature, outside the ancient.
Few texts have aroused more controversy than the book of Marco Polo, with good reason: the Asian tales that Marco Polo brought back to Renaissance Europe were absolutely unbelievable. One lazy Sunday I drifted into watching a Marco Polo mini-series, which I thought was a rather silly, romanticized, sensationalized Hollywood.