Leonardo da Vinci Codex Atlanticus

 

(Detail) DGA435318 Great catapult from Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) by Leonardo da Vinci, folio 160 recto by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy/ De Agostini Picture Library/ Metis e Mida Informatica / Veneranda Bibliote
(Detail) DGA435318 Great catapult from Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) by Leonardo da Vinci, folio 160 recto by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy/ De Agostini Picture Library/ Metis e Mida Informatica / Veneranda Bibliote

 

Sourced from the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, Italy, the Da Vinci Codex Atlanticus collection captures the genius of Leonardo. Every image has been digitalized in ultra-high resolution quality, with over 2,000 to choose from.

Originally gathered together by the sculptor Pompeo Leoni in the late 16th century, its 1,119 leaves are now arranged in twelve volumes, which are currently preserved at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The Codex Atlanticus, or Atlantic Codex, takes its name from its large size, being comparable to an atlas.  This varied collection brings together studies in painting, as well as sculptural, architectural and engineering projects.

 

Delve into Leonardo’s unique observations and astonishing inventions

Inventions in the Codex Atlanticus include the first crude hygrometer, a bicycle  and a design for a great catapult, alongside various scientific notes on experiments and observations.

Leonardo’s architectural projects are also represented, including plans for the dome of Milan Cathedral.
 
Pages from the Atlantic Codex give insight into his intellectual curiosity in all manner of subjects, from studies in flight, to weaponry, anatomy, mathematics and astronomy. These pages of drawings, diagrams, notes and illustrations show us, in fascinating detail, the workings of a true universal mind.

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2793 images for Leonardo da Vinci
 
 

 

DGA435060 Mortar from Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) by Leonardo da Vinci
DGA435060 Mortar from Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) by Leonardo da Vinci

 


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