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Mare Magnum

At the end of the 17th century, two brothers, Francesco and Alessandro Marucelli, founded the Biblioteca Marucelliana, a public library which still exists in Florence, and tried to create a universal bibliography, called Mare Magnum: the work consisted of 111 volumes, but unfortunately was never published.

Mare Magnum wanted to be a mare (an ocean) of bibliographical information, compiled to help scientists and scholars from all over the word.

Today we have the internet, and Maremagnum is a shopping centre in Barcelona!

Maremagnum – Barcelona 2011
Picture by Joey Cleary


  1. ¡¡¡ Good job !!! Tenemos que vernos pronto y hacer una barbacoa en casa… See you

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