In 1587, the Italian cartographer Urbano Monte drew the largest and most detailed map of the world in ancient history. He drew and bound by hand, a total of 60 pages.But now, 434 years later, he is just Recovery and assembly.
Scientist from Stanford University, Responsible for the restoration and assembly of the map in the United States, Gizmodo. Until now, it has never been shown as installed.
The Urbano Monte map is more than three meters in diameter. In addition to its size, its drawing accuracy and detail are also excellent.An example is Collected the prefectures of Japan (Although the map is not very similar to the real situation), for this, Muntai went to the Japanese Embassy in Milan.
Also, highlight the point of view. Monte places the North Pole in the center of his map, as if looking at the earth from the geographic north.according to Gizmodo,Is that right Enhance the spherical effect.
On the other hand, just like the good maps of the time, Urbano Monte is full of mythological characters and fantasy creatures: therefore, There are unicorns, dragons, giants or mermaids.
Repaired by David Rumsey, Including adjustments to the map based on the Mercator projection. In addition, they created a Browsable version in Google Earth.In addition, in Project website There are high-resolution photos.