Venetian Navigators – The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North. 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014

 

Author  Andrea Di Robilant

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978-0-571-24377-8
Publisher:         Faber UK
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As all good stories do it all started with a very, very old map and a bit of mystery as to who were the Zen brothers – the creators of this map.

And as all good stories do it simply took off from that point taking author Andrea Di Robilant on the journey of his life retracing to a degree the amazing voyages of the Brothers Zen back in 14 century.

Through the pages of time and history we travel unfolding and discovering a world of intrepid voyages, statesmen, power, corruption and the debunking of the myth of the Zen Brother amazing voyages.

 But was it a myth or was it true? Did they indeed map continents in the Northern Hemisphere well before the time of Vasco De Gama and James Cook?  Discover how through the course of time, facts can change; reputations can be destroyed and restored. In itself this is a fascinating look into a world long gone but still able to impact on the history of today’s world.

Filled with well researched fact, coupled with a true understanding of the passage of time, a modern day travelogue, treachery and a bit more, there is something for everyone in this almost unbelievable but so very true story of a couple of intrepid young men, the Zen Brothers and their voyages of discovery.