creature in the map

a journey to ElDorado by Charles Nicholl

Publisher: Cape in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 396 Downloads: 21
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  • Raleigh, Walter, -- Sir, -- 1552?-1618.,
  • Venezuela -- Travel.

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The Creature in the Map is an effort not only to analyse but also to call into presence the lived experience of the voyage Raleigh undertook in to the Orinoco Delta in what is now Venezuela."—Stephen Greenblatt, Times Literary SupplementCited by: 6.

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