The Courtier in The Federalist: How Two Of History’s Greatest Artists Reimagined The Earth As Map Makers

My latest for The Federalist is out today, in which I look at how two of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, played a major part in the development of cartography: da Vinci in his military mapping work for the infamous Borgias, and Dürer in creating up-to-date, portable maps of both the heavens and the known world in the Age of Discovery. My thanks, as always, to Joy Pullmann and everyone on her team at The Federalist, for helping to make my writing both look and read better than I could do on my own. If you like what you read, please do me a favor and brave the trolls, and leave a comment over on the Federalist site; comments are, of course, always welcome here, as well.


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