The Mappa mundi is a very important and coherent complement to the inscription in 2010 of the Episcopal City of Albi as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the manuscript is part of the chapter's library, along with 35 others; it shows that the intellectual development of Albi, very precocious, from the XNUMXth century, is also what allowed the blossoming of the Episcopal City in the XNUMXth century.

La Albi mappa mundi is one of the oldest surviving maps of the known world, not symbolic or abstract. It is a document of exceptional importance for the world history of cartography, and, more broadly, for the history of the representation of space, and therefore the history of humanity. Its content is of universal interest: it represents 25 countries in 3 geographical spheres.

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