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CityLab Article Details da Vinci's Technically Astounding Map of Imola

CityLab Article Details da Vinci's Technically Astounding Map of Imola
CityLab Article Details da Vinci's Technically Astounding Map of Imola, Public domain, via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons
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CityLab has recently published an article outlining Leonardo da Vinci's Town Plan of Imola, an "ichnographic" map from 1502, and the earliest of its kind in existence. Rather than utilizing elevations or oblique mapping methods like most other Renaissance mappers, da Vinci developed his own technique -- possibly using special hodometer and magnetic compass technologies that he invented -- to draw the city "as if viewed from an infinite number of viewpoints."

While the map does privilege beauty and aesthetics over exactness in some places, it is unprecedented in terms of technical precision for the times. Learn more about da Vinci's Town Plan of Imola by reading CityLab's full article here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "CityLab Article Details da Vinci's Technically Astounding Map of Imola" 03 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788253/citylab-article-details-da-vincis-technically-astounding-map-of-imola/> ISSN 0719-8884