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Leonardo da Vinci's Mappamundi

This "octant" map is dated approximately 1514. The sphere of the globe was divided into eight equilateral spherical triangles, each section bounded by the equator and two meridians 90% apart. This was the first map of its kind. It is noteworthy for at least two other reasons: (1) it was one of the first world maps that used the name "America," and (2) it was one of the first world maps to lay down a south-polar continent. Some critics believe the map was not really a work by Leonardo himself, since the accuracy and mastery in drawing are not reflective of da Vinci's usual high standards. It was more likely done by some trustworthy clerk or copyist under da Vinci's employment.

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