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Leon Battista Alberti, De pictura e Elementa picture
Leon Battista Alberti, De pictura and Elementa picture

1518
Paper codex; ff. 62 (4n.n. + 54 + 4n.n.), ill.; 21,5x15,5 cm
Lucca, Biblioteca Governativa, Ms. 1448, ff. 23r-v
Facsimile

The codex contains the principles of linear perspective conceived by Alberti in Florence in 1435. The figure illustrates the "best way" devised by the author for drawing in correct perspective by means of the intersection of the visual pyramid.