This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Fr., from L. mappa, a napkin.] A drawing or representation on paper or other material of the surface of the earth or part of it, showing the shape and position of the countries, seas, rivers, etc.
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