Login    0 item(s) in your Shopping Cart  

Home | Jackdaws | Our Historians | Order | My Account | FAQ
Marco Polo and His Journey to China


With this Jackdaw, students will learn about Marco Polo, the first European to travel clear across Asia, and all through China, and write about what he had seen. The life and adventures of this remarkable man, as well as the historical impact of his controversial book, The Adventures of Marco Polo, are examined through eight intriguing primary source documents, including: panels from the 14th century Catalan Atlas, reproduced in full color; a Mongolian passport; illustrations depicting scenes from Polo’s journey; pages from early printed editions of Polo’s book, including one with notations by Christopher Columbus; and Polo’s last will. Historian: Robert Sugar. The contents of this Focus Jackdaw feature:

Support Materials

  • Illustrated Broadsheet Essay
  • Timeline
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Recommended Reading List

Historical Documents

  • Panels from the Catalan Atlas, a world map based on The Travels of Marco Polo, ca. 1375
  • Mongol cast iron passport from the Yuan Dynasty (1260-1368)
  • French miniature depicting Polo’s departure from Venice, ca. 1400
  • Chinese watercolor of the city of Kinsai, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
  • 14th century Persian book illustration of the wedding of Princess Coachin
  • Title page from the first printed edition of The Travels of Marco Polo, 1477
  • Page from the Latin edition of The Travels of Marco Polo, with notations by Christopher Columbus, ca. 1485
  • Marco Polo’s last will, 1323

Price: $36.50



Home | Jackdaws | Our Historians | Order | My Account | FAQ

Copyright © 1999-2014. All Rights Reserved.    Contact Webmaster     Powered by VRA.NET