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A Mapmaker's Dream James Cowan

A Mapmaker's Dream By James Cowan

A Mapmaker's Dream by James Cowan


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Summary

When a 15th-century monk and cartographer sets out to create the perfect map of the world, little does he know he is about to embark on the adventure of his life. Frau Mauro comes to see the world consists of much more than continents and seas, but also a vast landscape of dreams and aspirations.

A Mapmaker's Dream Summary

A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice by James Cowan

When the Venetian cartographer-monk Fra Mauro sets out to create the definitive map of the world, he has no idea that the project will become the adventure of a lifetime, challenging most of his familiar concepts about the world. As he receives travellers from far away into his cell and listens to their descriptions of the strange and fantastic places they've seen, Fra Mauro comes to see that the world consists of much more than continents and kingdoms, that it is also made up of a vast, equally real, interior landscape of beliefs, aspirations, and dreams. As he struggles to reconcile conflicting views of reality his map begins to take on extraordinary dimensions, raising unforeseen questions and pushing the boundaries of his previous conception.

A Mapmaker's Dream Reviews

`To read this multi-layered journey around the world and across time is to fall headlong into the emotional tumult of an antique map. James Cowan tells the farthest-flung adventure story through the eyes of a monk who never leaves his own cell. And every exotic word works.' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

About James Cowan

James Cowan is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on a wide variety of subjects. He lives in Western Australia, where he directs a major arts programme.

Additional information

GOR003716356
9780340695432
0340695439
A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice by James Cowan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
1997-06-05
162
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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