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Mappa Mundi

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Pronunciation: /ˌmapə ˈmʊndi
 
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Definition of Mappa Mundi in English:

A famous 13th-century map of the world, now in Hereford cathedral, England. The map is round and typical of similar maps of the time in that it depicts Jerusalem at its centre.

Origin

from medieval Latin, literally 'sheet of the world'.

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