Irresistible North : from Venice to Greenland on the trail of the Zen brothers (eBook, 2011) []
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Irresistible North : from Venice to Greenland on the trail of the Zen brothers

Irresistible North : from Venice to Greenland on the trail of the Zen brothers

Author: Andrea Di Robilant
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause cElEbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant's serendipitous discovery of a travel narrative published in Venice in 1558 by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
collective biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Di Robilant, Andrea, 1957-
Irresistible North.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
(DLC) 2011000190
Named Person: Niccolò Zeno; Antonio Zeno; Niccolò Zeno; Antonio Zeno; Niccolò Zeno; Niccolò Zeno
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Di Robilant
ISBN: 9780307596628 0307596621 1299030963 9781299030961
OCLC Number: 748281689
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Making a book --
Messer Nicolò --
Frislanda --
Zichmni --
Islanda --
Estotiland, drogio, and icaria --
Engroneland --
Squaring the circle --
Venetian puzzle.
Responsibility: Andrea di Robilant.


In the 14th century, Nicolo and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice up the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting savage natives and, just possibly, reaching the New World a full  Read more...


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