Events in November: The Da Vinci Globe


Demand to hear the research of Cambridge Scholars author Professor Stefaan Missinne has been growing exponentially after a number of events across Europe in 2019. Prof. Missinne, author of The Da Vinci Globe (2018), will be presenting the remarkable conclusions of his research at two more events in the near future.

The first event is being held at the prestigious Accademia Petrarca in Arezzo on November 20th at 17:30, and has been co-organised by the Muzeo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione. Details of this event can be found by clicking here. The second, taking place the following day, is at the University of Florence, and will be introduced by Professor Emeritus Dr Leonardo Rombai, an expert in the history of cartography. Commencing at 17:00, further information is available here. Both talks are part of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death.

The Da Vinci Globe takes the reader through a fabulous journey of scholars, maps, riddles, rebuses, iconographic symbols and enigmatic phrases to illuminate the story of the artefact. The study details 500 years of mystery, fine scholarship and expert forensic testing at numerous material science laboratories the world over.

Missinne’s fascinating discoveries were first praised back in 2014 by the late Prof. Dr. Carlo Pedretti, a revered scholar and international authority on da Vinci. Since then the critical acclaim has been widespread. You can read a selection of the praise for the book below:

“The account that Professor Missinne has presented on his remarkable discovery is absolutely overwhelming, so much so that I sincerely believe that it will soon become acknowledged as one of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century.”

(António de Almeida Ribeiro, Ambassador of Portugal to Austria)

“The iconographical evidence is quite a revelation. This volume will be welcomed by scholars of archival research, art, cartography, geography, history, spatial sciences, natural and physical sciences and it deserves a place on the bookshelf of personal and public libraries.”

(Prof. Dr. Vivian Louis Forbes, University of Western Australia)

Professor Stefaan Missinne received his PhD from the Economics University in Vienna in 1990. He is Laureate of the Prince Albert Foundation and Managing Director of the Ginkgo GmbH.

To purchase a copy of The Da Vinci Globe or to read an excerpt from it, please click here. If you would like any more information on the events mentioned above, please get in touch with us at

Happy reading!

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