Fra Mauro: The magnificent medieval map that made cartography into a science

Fra Mauro’s beautiful, intricate map of the world History_docu_photo/Alamy​ DURING a stay in Venice a few years ago, I spent time in the Correr Museum, soaking up the city’s history. Located in Saint Mark’s Square, the museum displays imposing statues, paintings of sea battles and ancient weapons. But as I passed through the last room … Read more