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Title Mapping our world : Terra Incognita to Australia / National Library of Australia.

Published Canberra, ACT National Library of Australia, 2013.
©2013.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  912.94074 MAPP    DUE 04-10-21
 UniM Bund Maps  912.94074 MAPP {Bund84 20200221}    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xxix, 256 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 27 x 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index.
Summary The cover image, World Map by Fra Mauro c. 1450 is one of the most important and famous maps of all time. This monumental map of the world was created by the monk Fra Mauro in his monastery on the island of San Michele in the Venetian lagoon. Now the centrepiece of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in St Marc's Square in Venice, the map in its nearly 600-year history has never left Venice - until now. Renowned for its sheer size, over 2.3 metres square, and stunning colours, the map was made at a time of transition between the medieval world view and new knowledge uncovered by the great voyages of discovery. Brilliantly painted and illuminated on sheets of oxhide, the sphere of the Earth is surrounded by the sphere of the Ocean in the ancient way. Yet Fra Mauro included the latest information on exploration by Portuguese and Arab navigators. Commissioned by King Afonso V of Portugal, it is the last of the great medieval world maps to inspire navigators in the Age of Discovery to explore beyond the Indian Ocean.
Other author Pool, David, binder.
National Library of Australia, issuing body.
Subject Bibliothèque nationale (France) -- Map collections -- Exhibitions.
National Library of Australia -- Map collections -- Exhibitions.
Biblioteca nazionale marciana -- Map collections -- Exhibitions.
British Library -- Map collections -- Exhibitions.
Biblioteca apostolica vaticana -- Map collections -- Exhibitions.
Maps -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Early maps -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Map collections -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Exhibitions.
Australian.
ISBN 9780642278098 : $49.00