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A Mapmakers Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice: A Novel
A Mapmakers Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice: A Novel James Cowan 1590305205 9781590305201 In sixteenth-century Venice, in an island monastery, a cloistered monk experiences the adventure of a lifetimeall withi
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A Mapmakers Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice: A Novel by James Cowan

In sixteenth-century Venice, in an island monastery, a cloistered monk experiences the adventure of a lifetimeall within the confines of his cell. Part historical fiction, part philosophical mystery, A Mapmakers Dream tells the story of Fra Mauro and his struggle to realize his lifes work: to make a perfect mapone that represents the full breadth of Creation. News of Mauros 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 theyve 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. Mauros map grows and takes shape, becoming both more complete and incomprehensible. In the process, the boundaries of Mauros world are pushed to the extreme, raising questions about the relationship between representation, imagination, and the nature of reality itself.

Author: James Cowan

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Shambhala

Publication Date: 2007-12-18

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