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ANONYMOUS - (after TACCOLA and FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO) - Drawings of machines

Place:Biblioteca Comunale, Siena

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S.IV.5 (BCS)

Facsimile; end of the 15th century; 35x25 cm

This paper manuscript consists of 93 folios that contain a series of drawings of machines derived from models by Taccola and Francesco di Giorgio. A group of drawings, which cannot be referred to such models, shows impressive warships, armed with heavy bombing-machines.

fols. 57v-58r: Sailing ship with catapult for firing incendiary material (left) and pontoon armed with mortar (right).

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