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

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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. A she 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.

Book News Annotation:

Presents the work of a 16th-century monk cloistered in an island monastery, part historical fiction and part philosophical mystery, in which he dreams of creating a perfect map that truly represents all of Creation. The travellers who flock to him with information eventually convince him that in addition to physical features, the world is made of up of beliefs, aspirations, and dreams. The map accompanying the original manuscript has not survived, so illustrations from Mauro's only other extant work, mappamundi are used. No index, bibliography, or annotation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570621963
Subtitle:
(the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice )
Author:
Cowan, James
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston, Ma. :
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Courts and courtiers
Subject:
Cartographers.
Subject:
Venice (Italy) History 697-1508 Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
43
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
151 p.
Dimensions:
7.52x5.21x.76 in. .65 lbs.

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