Mapa del dia: El primer mapa fet a vol d’ocell d’una ciutat, el 1500 a Venecia

Made in 1500, Jacopo De’Barbari’s woodcut map of Venice is the first known birds-eye view of any city. Predating modern surveying techniques, the cartographer achieved his impressively accurate scale by building a custom geometric grid before overlaying the city’s buildings, canals, and labyrinthine streets. Reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House ©2014