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A mapmaker's dream: the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice

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Shambhala :
Pub. Date:
1996.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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In sixteenth-century Venice, in an island monastery, a cloistered monk experiences the adventure of a lifetime--all within the confines of his cell. Part historical fiction, part philosophical mystery, A Mapmaker's Dream tells the story of Fra Mauro and his struggle to realize his life's work: to make a perfect map--one that represents the full breadth of Creation. News of Mauro's projects attracts explorers, pilgrims, travelers, and merchants, all eager to contribute their accounts of faraway people and places. As he listens to the tales of the strange and fantastic things they've seen, Mauro comes to regard the world as much more than continents and kingdoms: that it is also made up of a vast and equally real interior landscape of beliefs, aspirations, and dreams. Mauro's map grows and takes shape, becoming both more complete and incomprehensible. In the process, the boundaries of Mauro's world are pushed to the extreme, raising questions about the relationship between representation, imagination, and the nature of reality itself.
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9781570621963
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subject_facet Cartographers -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction, Cartography -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- Fiction, Discoveries in geography -- History -- Fiction, Fifteenth century -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Mauro, -- fra, -- -1459 -- Fiction, Monks -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction, Religious fiction, Venice (Italy) -- History -- 697-1508 -- Fiction
title_display A mapmaker's dream : the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice
title_full A mapmaker's dream : the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice / James Cowan
title_short A mapmaker's dream :
title_sub the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice
topic_facet Cartographers, Cartography, Discoveries in geography, Fifteenth century, History, Mauro, Monks