A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, by James Cowan

By James Cowan

In sixteenth-century Venice, in an island monastery, a cloistered monk reports the journey of a lifetime—all in the confines of his mobilephone. half ancient fiction, half philosophical secret, A Mapmaker's Dream tells the tale of Fra Mauro and his fight to achieve his life's paintings: to make an ideal map—one that represents the entire breadth of production. information of Mauro's initiatives draws explorers, pilgrims, tourists, and retailers, all wanting to give a contribution their money owed of far flung humans and locations. As he listens to the stories of the unusual and excellent issues they have visible, Mauro involves regard the realm as even more than continents and kingdoms: that it's also made from an enormous and both genuine inside panorama of ideals, aspirations, and desires. Mauro's map grows and takes form, changing into either extra entire and incomprehensible. within the procedure, the bounds of Mauro's global are driven to the intense, elevating questions on the connection among illustration, mind's eye, and the character of truth itself.

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