Can anyone help me track down a cite/more information for this story?
In medieval Europe King such-and-such (Louis ?? of France?) commissioned the first scientifically drawn map of his kingdom. The team of surveyors and cartographers fanned out to accurately map where his borders were and how large the country was. When they presented their final product, a new map of the land, it turned out the country was much smaller than previously thought. Upon finding this out the King said “I have lost more land to my mapmakers than to any war.”
I’ve given it the usual Google effort but I don’t have much specific to go on other than that quote and most of the words are really common so the search results are just unhelpful.
Thanks in advance!