Leonardo da Vinci's notebook


Leonardo da Vinci


  • Intro

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the greatest thinkers of his age. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer and cartographer. His most famous artworks include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, but he was also a scientific visionary, fascinated by engineering, by the concept of flight, and by anatomy. This is a page from one of Leonardo’s notebooks, put together from loose papers after his death. The notebook consists of 570 pages of text and drawings, covering a wide range of subjects from geometry, astronomy and flight to hydraulics, painting and literature. The text, in Italian, is in Leonardo’s famous mirror writing, written left-handed and from right to left.


    Shelfmark: Arundel MS 263

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