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Cosimo Bartoli, Raccolta di varie macchine
Cosimo Bartoli, Raccolta di varie macchine

c. 1562-1572
Paper codex; 44,5x31 cm
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Palatino E.B.16.5 (II) (ex 1417), ff. 61v-62r (ex 59v-60r)

Rich series of hydraulic machines (such as pumps, pistons, endless screws and water wheels) or related to water (such as pile drivers, cranes to load goods onto ships), or such as the boats portrayed on folios 61v-62r, fitted with dredges and bucket-ladders to dig mud out from canals and keep the ports clean.