Marco Polo (1481)

The earliest printed edition of Marco Polo’s account was a German version printed in Nuremberg in 1477. The second edition was printed in 1481 in Augsburg following a history of Archduke Leopold of Austria and his son William of Austria.

Hie hebt sich an ein schoene vnd kurczweilige hystori zelesen von herczog Leuppold vnd seinem sun Wilhalm von oesterreich.
[Daran: [Marco Polo] Hie hept sich an das buoch des edlen ritters vnd landtfarers Marcho polo. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg 1481)

For later German editions see Marco Polo | Geman versions.

 

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