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Map Men: Mappa Mundi - The Worst World Map?

Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones are two geography-loving British comedians who have put together this hysterical video about the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Mappa Mundi is Latin for cloth/chart (mappa) and world (mundi). Mappa mundi in general refer to any medieval European maps, but the Hereford Mappa Mundi is special because it is the largest existing map of the world and dates to 1300. It is about 52 inches in diameter and was made on one sheet of vellum (calf skin). It contains 420 towns, 15 Biblical events, 33 animals and plants, 32 people, and five scenes from classical mythology.

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