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Il Milione - The adventures of Marco Polo


Marco Polo's Il Milione is one of the rare best sellers that have resisted the changing tastes of the public for centuries, probably because it stimulates the ancient human desire for discovery and adventure in people of all ages. However, the language has changed a lot, so much so that it has become almost incomprehensible to today's readers. This is the reason for this new translation of the text in a modern key, which presents the most significant passages of various versions of the work enriching them with creative, surprising and precious illustrations as the amazing travel stories of "messer Marco Polo, noble and illustrious citizen" deserve of the city of Venice".

Reasons of interest:

  • An adventure that is history but also legend, proposed in a new translation to readers curious to relive it with the immediacy that amazed Marco Polo's contemporaries
  • Precious illustrations in gold and colours, intense and highly expressive, pervaded by a fabulous timeless atmosphere
  • Illustrated itinerary map with the main stages and episodes of Marco Polo's travels
  • Index of place and person names used by Marco Polo, with modern translation and/or interpretation

Size: 18.6 × 22.3 cm
Number of pages: 160
ISBN: 9782889751358
September 22, 2023

ENRICO LAVAGNO, writer, editor and translator, has collaborated with Italian and foreign publishing houses, including EDT, Lonely Planet and Tecniche Nuove and has been the author of numerous volumes on historical, artistic and geographical topics. He participated in the editing of Marco Polo, a photographer on the trail of the past (2003) and created the first Italian translation of the Gospel of Judas (2006).

MEEL TAMPHANON completed BFA in Digital Art, Rangsit University, in 2013. He has worked with many clients from various countries including but not limited to Disney, Arm and Hammer, Airbnb, Victionary etc. His working style is multifaceted and personal, with combinations of colors and textures. For NuiNui he illustrated Tales of Ancient Egypt.