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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 122 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 122
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Venice  We ran on a "mole" some distance to reach Venice. It is a queer sensation coming into Marco Polo's town. You come out of the raiway station and instead of taking a cab you take a gondola and go to your hotel with your luggage. We went to the Hotel de Rome, pens. 10 1/2 a day.  The Church of Saint Mark or San Marco is a splendid example of what Venice once was and a standing proof of its trade relations with the East. It looks like a Turkish Mosque  It is Byzantine in short. Next to the Ducal Palace. The thing of greatest interest ::::::::: March 8, 1906  there to us was the map room. The Venetians were traders and navigators. They were thus map-makers -- the earliest and best. They have preserved there a circular map of the world made by Fra Mauro, 1457-59, a genial-looking old chap whose bust stands alongside. It is a highly interesting thing -- the map. -- the world ends at the bounds of the circle. Then there is a map of the "Far East" including California, which I roughly sketch 3 pp back and the legend of which I copy in full, vide 2 pp. back. Also crossed the Bridge of Sighs. Had a good view of the Piazzas
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