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Mathematical Treasure: Oronce Fine’s 1534 World Map

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Oronce Fine (1494-1555) served as Royal Mathematician and Astronomer. He was among the first French mathematicians to delve into cartography. In this 1534 map, Oronce (Orontius) employed a “heart-shaped projection” to allow for the Earth’s curvature.

This image is provided through the courtesy of the National Library of France.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Oronce Fine’s 1534 World Map," Convergence (June 2017)

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