Definitions

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  • n. A medieval map of the known or imagined world

Etymologies

From Old French, from Latin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Two volumes have been published so far, taking the ninth edition through the word "mappemonde," or a map of the earth presented in two side-by-side circles.

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  • He made a _mappemonde_ in which the globe is divided in two hemispheres, one occupied by the continents, the other by the oceans, and by a singular coincidence he found that the meridian of the continental hemisphere passed through Paris.

    Baron D'Holbach : a Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France

  • He made a mappemonde in which the globe is divided in two hemispheres, one occupied by the continents, the other by the oceans, and by a singular coincidence he found that the meridian of the continental hemisphere passed through Paris.

    Baron d'Holbach

  • He took his impression of the hall that had heard her voice, the stairs she had descended, the door she had passed through, and the globes she had perchance laid hand on, and the old mappemonde, and the severely-shining orderly regiment of books breathing of her whether she had opened them or not, as he bowed to his host, and in reply to, 'So, sir!

    Celt and Saxon — Volume 1

  • _mappemonde_, recognizing the dubious claims of discovery set up by

    Our Foreigners A Chronicle of Americans in the Making

  • "Ainsi les naturalistes ayant remarqué que beaucoup d'espèces, certains genres, et même quelques familles paraissent dans une sorte d'isolement, quant à leurs caractères, plusieurs se sont imaginés que les êtres vivants, dans l'un ou l'autre règne, s'avoisinaient, ou s'éloignaient entre eux, relativement à leurs _rapports naturels_, dans une disposition semblable aux differents points d'une carte de géographie ou d'une mappemonde.

    Evolution, Old & New Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin

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