Definition of mappemonde in English:

mappemonde

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

mappemonde

/mapˈməʊnd/