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LEONARDO DA VINCI - Madrid Ms. II

Place:Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid

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Facsimile (Giunti, Florence 1974); ca. 1503-05; 21x15 cm

Rediscovered in 1966, this 157-leaf manuscript contains studies related to Leonardo's activity in Florence, after the end of his first stay in Milan. It includes plans for military architecture carried out for the Seigneur of Piombino, maps of the Tuscan region, notes on painting and studies of optics. The final booklet, arbitrarily attached to the manuscript, contains Leonardo's studies carried out between 1491 and 1493 for the casting of the equestrian monument to Francesco Sforza.

fols. 22v-23r: Map of the Arno valley.

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