The famous traveler, Vambery 19th century also refers to this book in terms of Iran, Afghanistan, and India. Later, in Turkey, Genoese officials appropriated three-quarters of the family's wealth.
They chose to sail rather than make the trek over land.
The journey proved harrowing, and many perished as a result of storms and disease. The origin of this name is such: when he returned from his travels and spole of the luxury of the court of the great Khan, Marco Polo frequently mentioned that the daily income of the Khan was estimated between ten and fifteen million in by gold.
Bibliography Aller, Susan Bivin. The book says that Marco became one of the Khan's trusted advisers, representing him in journeys to other lands and, at one point, even gaining the post of tax collector in one of the larger cities.
The Venetians stayed for 17 years in the service of Kublai Khan. And Marco himself became very familiar with many aspects of Asian culture. It consists entirely of mountains and sands and valleys.
His book included a wealth of details about the life and culture of people in the East.
Marco Polo spent much of his journey as an envoy for the Mongol ruler Kublai Kahn. Bergreen, Laurence.