The next May, 29th at 17:00, the Belgian professor Stefaan Missine will present the book The Da Vinci Globe, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing the last autumn.
The presentation has been organised by the GEHC and it will take place at room 401 in Facultat de Geografia i Història of Barcelona University (Carrer Montalegre 6, Barcelona).
The act coincides with the conmemoración of the fifth century of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. The sphere has been dated by the professor Missine as made in 1504. It has a diameter of 11,1 cm and is is composed by two halves of ostrich egg engraved and colored with detail. It presents informations about the discovered lands that was very new at that time.
In the book, Missine describes the sphere and explains the reasons to attributed the sphere to the genius of Renaissance.