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For the first time ever, you can download a copy of an ancient manuscript written by Leonardo Da Vinci where he details numerous discoveries, including sketches of various artifacts, and where he details flight, mechanics, optics, and even water on the moon.
A complete online version of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most important works, the Arundel Codex, is currently available for download for free at the British Library website.
Now is your chance to own a historical manuscript written by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, or more commonly known as Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian Renaissance polymath: he was painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.
Da Vinci is considered one of the most brilliant minds the world has ever known.
Da Vinci was a man with a very high intellectual ability, extraordinary creative range, and he knew how to use them to accomplish what no one before him could.
Leonardo was a man who was able to operate across various different fields successfully, which was very unusual, and maybe still is today.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work, covering a staggering range of disciplines, is still influencing science, technology, medicine, art, and numerous other fields nearly half a millennium after his death.
Now, you can bring home—digitally—a small part of his work.
The Leonardo Notebook
The electronic version of Leonardo’s work was published in 2007 by the British Library in collaboration with Microsoft, but the new version allows a user to see the writings of Leonardo da Vinci in detail and to virtually “flick” the manuscript as if it were a real book.
The work was named after the English count of Arundel, who acquired it in Spain in the mid-seventeenth century.
The manuscript was written by the Florentine genius between 1480 and 1518 and consists of treatises on various disciplines such as mechanics, geometry, and optics, as well as architectural research.
It also includes sketches and graphics of airplanes, parachutes, submarines, and automobiles. It one of those must have manuscripts for any history lover.
The online version (CLICK HERE) contains explanatory comments from historians who help readers approach the life and inventions of the Florentine polymath like never before.
These notes were referred to by Leonardo Da Vinci as a “disorderly collection consisting of many pages.”
This work reflects his ideas and his way of thinking.
Before, such manuscripts were only available to historians, but now everyone has the ability to decipher their meaning and read in detail the content of the notes.
The Codex Arundel ranks second in importance among the works of Leonardo da Vinci, behind the twelve volumes of the Atlantic Codex.