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mapmaker"s dream

Cowan, James

mapmaker"s dream

the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the Court of Venice

by Cowan, James

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Published by Sceptre in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cartography -- Fiction.,
  • Monks -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 1996. First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.

    StatementJames Cowan.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii,151p. ;
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22584593M
    ISBN 100340717408

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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 by: 9.

"A Mapmaker's Dream" is a finely In journal/novel form, the author discovers the long forgotten papers of Fra Mauro. As each chapter passes, a new visitor carries tales of fantastic, faraway mapmakers dream book back to the monastery and Fra Mauro is forced to relinquish many of his own pre-conceptions about the world and accept that his map may never be accurate except to his own being/5(85).

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The subject of Cowan's (Messengers of the Gods,etc.) first novel—the thoughts of an intellectually adventurous Renaissance cartographer—should make it soar, but instead it remains painfully inert. Fra Mauro is a Venetian monk who never leaves his cell yet wants to create the greatest map of the world.

Is this folly, or is he as well equipped as anyone&#;since mightn't ``the. 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. The Examiner "A genuinely entertaining book. Cowan successfully conveys the spirit of a time when the physical world was still infused with the ethereal."--The Observer "I must say A Mapmaker's Dream threw me into a speechless whirl.

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This is a book that cannot be read without red wine; one of those rare works that requires underlining. It's quite extraordinary when a book successfully questions the shape of the world."--Jim Harrison, author of "Legends of the Fall"/5(6).

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A Mapmaker's Dream is a dream within a dream. Cowan's words work like magic on the pages giving the reader an interesting look into the meditations of Fra Mauro.

The reader feels like an observer in all the stories of voyagers that traveler's brings to Mauro's cell.4/5(14). 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.

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Many are the books that contain within them a dictionary Missing: mapmakers. James Cowan (born ) is an Australian author. James Cowan is author of a number of internationally acclaimed books, including A Troubadour's Testament and Letters from A Wild State.

In he was awarded the prestigious Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal for his novel, A Mapmaker's Dream/5. Book-related and General Links: Fra Mauro's Mappamundi () -REVIEW: (Between the Lines, The Australian) -REVIEW: (Ann Skea, Eclectica Magazine) -REVIEW: (James Neal Webb, Book Page) -REVIEW: of A Mapmaker's Dream (Wendy Cavenett, Between the Lines) -REVIEW: The World Was His Cloister (DAVID GUY, NY Times Book Review) -Cartographic Images Home Page5/5.Buy A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice New edition by Cowan, James (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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