The Da Vinci Globe: “One of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century”

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Professor Missinne presenting his findings at the Accademia Petrarca in Arezzo.

The extraordinary discoveries contained within Stefaan Missinne’s study The Da Vinci Globe have been revealed to captivated audiences across Europe ever since the book’s publication last year.

November saw two more events in which packed out auditoriums learnt the origin and the story of the small but hugely significant artefact. The globe, proven by Prof. Missinne to have been created by da Vinci in 1504, is the first of its kind to show the existence of South America. You can watch Professor Missinne in the video below to learn more about the globe’s origin. The full video in its original language is available here, on youtube.


In addition to the television interviews, the events in Arezzo and Florence were also covered by multiple Italian media outlets, including La Nazione and Umbriae Cultura. You can see some more footage regarding the discovery here, released by Teletruria. Prof. Missinne’s next presentation will occur in Rome on December 5th at the Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico Geografici at 15:00. To find out more details about the international conference (for which no booking is required) please follow this link. In addition to the globe, Prof. Missine will also be speaking about Magellan’s circumnavigation of the Earth.

Praise for The Da Vinci Globe:

“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 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 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.

The presentation on December 5th will be held in the Sala del Consiglio at Roma Tre University.

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