(active 1400-1410)

The Travels of the Knight, John Mandeville

Manuscript (Additional Ms. 24189)
British Library, London

The fictional travels of Sir John Mandeville purport to be an account of a journey to the Far East. This coloured drawing in an eastern European manuscript of the early fifteenth century (folio 8r) shows Mandeville's party sailing into Syria and paying a landing tax to the local customs officer.

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