How Leonardo da Vinci Made A Google Map Of Imola In 1502

This map by Leonardo da Vinci was an incredible undertaking at the time considering it was created without a satellite or inkling of the technology we have now.

Da Vinci was tasked with creating the map by the infamous Italian politician Cesare Borgia in 1502 to help Borgia learn the territory of Imola. Da Vinci used an odometer for measurements and distances and able to deliver the map for Borgia’s military operations.

To make it accurate, Da Vinci probably used angles, compasses, and distance by foot to create the map which is a testament to his imagination. Though it wasn’t entirely accurate, it was extremely close

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