Paris Manuscript B

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  • Paris Manuscript B
  • View: Folio 17v; Studies of central plan buildings

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Title

Paris Manuscript B
View: Folio 17v; Studies of central plan buildings

Subject

engineering and industrial design; manufacturing; military; war; scientific or medical; writing systems; Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, 1452-1508; Sforza family

Description

Paris Manuscript B is the earliest of Leonardo’s bound manuscripts, with the Codex Trivulzianus. It contains drawings and notes relating to a range of subjects, the most famous of which concern mechanical inventions for flight, such as the so-called helicopter, a submarine, and architectural studies with designs for churches based on centralised plans. There are also designs for engines of war with which Leonardo had hoped to win Ludovico Sforza’s favour. Originally together with the Codex Ashburnham I, this notebook comprised of 50 double folios or 100 pages with an additional five loose sheets. The original binding now contains 84 folios.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

1488-1490 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

ink on paper in binding
23 cm (height) x 16 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work); manuscript (document genre)

Identifier

leon120.jpg

Coverage

Institut de France [Bibliotheque] (Paris, Île-de-France, France); 23, quai de Conti
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Paris Manuscript B,” Institute Images Online, accessed September 21, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2960.

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