How Leonardo da Vinci Created a Bird’s Eye Satellite Style Image of Imola, Italy From the Ground in 1502

In a delineating episode of Vox Almanac, correspondent Phil Edwards explains why and how the great Leonardo da Vinci created bird’s eye satellite-style image of the city of Imola, Italy at the behest of Cesare Borgia in 1502.

Leonardo da Vinci’s known for his art and inventions — but also his groundbreaking maps, like this one of Imola, Italy. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores how it was made.

da Vinci Imola Map 1502

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