‘All things should belong to one world’
Fra Mauro’s Map of the World, Venice, c. 1450:
A Project and a Story of Multiple Voices
by Dr. Angelo Cattaneo
Moderator: Dr. Hyunhee Park (History, CUNY John Jay College and the GC)
Monday, March 23rd, 2020, 4:00-6:00 PM
Room 9205, CUNY Graduate Center
Join Dr. Angelo Cattaneo for a compelling discussion on Fra Mauro’s mappa mundi (Venice, 1450) and his vision to build a fully connected world through an unprecedented ecumenical integration of maritime, fluvial, and caravan routes. Through a process of cosmographic imagination and by combining European, Arab, and Asian sources, Fra Mauro reformulated the very notion of “sea,” from a major metaphysical border of human action into the main stage of human activities.
Angelo Cattaneo is a Research Fellow in History at the National Research Council – C.N.R in Rome, Italy. He is the author of Fra Mauro’s Mappa mundi and Fifteenth-Century Venice (Brepols Publishers 2005) and author or editor of over a dozen other books and essays, on two main topics: the cultural construction of space, places and frontiers from the 13th to the 17th centuries and the history of cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia, with a focus on religion, missionary practices, and trade.