Fra’ Mauro’s World Map

Associazione Amici della Marciana

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Fra’ Mauro’s World Map

Globe of Fra Mauro

Contribution from H.H. Prince Badr bin Abd Allah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud and the Saudi Ministry of Culture for the restoration of the wooden frame of the Fra’ Mauro World Map, dating back to around 1450. Composed by the monk Mauro, it can be considered one of the most important documents of Venetian cartography in the period of transition between the medieval conception of the world and the new knowledge brought by voyages of exploration and navigation.

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