Piero Falchetta

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Piero Falchetta (born 1951) is an Italian cartographer, writer and translator. He is head of the department of ancient maps at the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice and a specialist of medieval travel writing, history of cartography and history of navigation. He currently lives in his native Venice. One of his most recent contributions to medieval cartography is a critical edition of Fra Mauro's World Map, published in 2006. Recent contributions to the history of navigation are the essays on Michael of Rhodes' nautical writings,[1] and the edition of Benedetto Cotrugli's treatise De navigatione (1464–65). He is also the author of literary essays and translations.[2] His most notable translation is La scomparsa (1995) Italian translation on Georges Perec's lipogrammatic novel La disparition (1969) (English translation A Void, 1994), which was awarded the 1996 Leone Traverso debut prize in the Monselice Literary Prize.[3][2]


  1. ^ Michalli da Ruodo. 1434-45. Book. 440 pp. Republic of Venice - in present-day Venice, Italy (in Venetian dialect). Published in: Long, P.O.; McGee, D.; and Stahl, A.M. (eds., trs.). 2009. Michael of Rhodes. The Book of Michael of Rhodes. 3 vols. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA. Available: http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/michaelofrhodes.
  2. ^ a b "Piero Falchetta BIBLIOGRAFIA" (PDF) (in Italian).
  3. ^ Monselice Literary Prizes Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine