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        Transportation of Spices to the West and Unloading Spices in the East, 1400s

        The fifteenth-century painting shows spices being transported to the west and unloaded in the east. The fact that the figure depicted in the painting is selling spices from the far East is an indication of the extent to which European merchants were connected to global trading networks. The work is included in the Book of Wonders of the World by Marco Polo and Rustichello.

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