Lionardo da Vinci
Leonardo is said to have drawn the first known "Landscape" or an image where the actual environment is the focal point without any other reason. This image also happens to be his first known sketch - but it wasn't his last or his last landscape. Some of these may not be exactly "from life" and are mostly imaginary. I've also included images of natural phenomnea like cloud formations and images that aren't quite maps but are of the physical world. If "Maps" were like google earth - "Landscapes" are street-view.
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This website started as a way to post research for a book I was working on for the previous 11 years (various titles) but has since been abandoned, perhaps to be revisited in the future, but until then I am working on other project(s) which are upcoming and heavily influenced by my "da Vinci days" albeit focused more towards the future than the past - which I guess you could say is what I learned from Leo. "Think well to the end, consider the end first."