Meaning of mappemonde in English:


Pronunciation /mapˈməʊnd/


  • A medieval map of the world.

    ‘Cresques' mappemonde shows the semicircular coastline of China and locates most of the cities immortalized by Polo and his successors.’
    • ‘An eliptical-shaped mappemonde shows a bit of Asia (Anian and Mangi) projecting from the left edge of the ellipse.’


Late Middle English from Old French, from medieval Latin (see Mappa Mundi).