Mappa sentence example
- The words map and chart are derived from mappa and charta, the former being the Latin for napkin or cloth, the latter for papyrus or parchment.
- In Italian, Spanish and Portuguese the word mappa has retained its place, by the side of carta, for marine charts, but in other languages both kinds of maps 1 are generally known by a word derived from the Latin charta, as carte in French, Karte in German, Kaart in Dutch.
- Mappa mundi was the medieval Latin for a map of the world which the ancients called Tabula totius orbis descriptionem Topographical maps and plans are drawn on a scale sufficiently large to enable the draughtsman to show most objects on a scale true to nature.
- A topographical work, with the somewhat misleading title Mappa mundi, completes the list of his more important writings.
- The Mappa mundi contains a useful description of England shire by shire, giving in particular a list of the castles and religious houses to be found in each.Advertisement