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0322 Marco Polo : vol.1
Marco Polo : vol.1 / Page 322 (Color Image)

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    z z for you know as I have told you above that it is situated on the great river which is called Caramoran. Moreover I tell you that into this city come goods in the VB greatest abundance, because of the good position of the land which marches very well with many other countries and because it is the head of the kingdom of that region, for v many cities have their goods, both salt and many other things which are made there, FB FB brought there into this city because it is on the river, and they are distributed by that FB river to many other cities wherever one wishes. And again I tell you that salt is made L FB Z in this city in very great quantity, and they give of it to quite forty other cities and VB more, enough for their use, • and all the countries round about. And for this reason many ships VB Z are employed; whereby the lord great Kaan has a very great revenue and profit from this z city between from the salt and from the duty on the other great trades which are VB done there, and on the many goods which travel by land. Now we have told you of this city; then we will leave it and will tell you of another city which is called Paughin.

  • 141 •   I.   ERE HE SPEAKS OF THE CITY OF PAUGHIN. When one leaves this aforesaid

   FB   city of Coigangiu he goes riding towards the sirocco one days journey by
a causeway which is at the entry of Mangi . And this causeway is made TA all paved of very fine stones, and beside the causeway both on the one side and on z the other is water, namely on one side vast marshes but on the other side marshes and deep VB Z water through which boats sail, and therefore one cannot come into the province by z R other way except by this causeway, unless it is entered by sailing•as the great Kaan's L captain did, who dismounted there with all his army; for such is the entry of the province of VB Mangi . • So that for one days march many people are found on this road, and at the end of this days march one finds a city which is called Paughin which is a very beautiful city vB FB and great. All the people, they are idolaters and have their dead bodies burnt. And they L VB VA are subject to the great Kaan. And they have their money of the lord's notes which z are made at the court of the great Kaan. • And there are some Nestorian Christian Turks in it,

  •  L who have a church in the said city .•And they live by trade for the most part and by crafts.

  •  L And silk they have in great [63a] abundance, for cloths enough of silk and of gold z z FB V and of many other • and beautiful sorts are made there. And they have the things of life in great plenty, but there is nothing else which does to mention, and so v we will leave this and will go forward and will talk to you of another city which is called Cauyu.

  • 142 •   L   ERE HE SPEAKS OF THE CITY OF CAUYU. When one leaves the aforesaid

   FB   city of Paughin one goes riding by the sirocco one days journey. Then
one finds a city which is called Cauyu, which is very great and noble. FB V VB VB And 1 tell you that • the people of it they are also all idolaters and have money of the VB V lord's notes, and are subject to the great Kaan, and they burn the bodies of their dead. • And