Paris Manuscript M

Paris Manuscript M Late 1490s-1500

The smallest of Leonardo’s surviving manuscripts, Manuscript M focuses on the study of Euclid’s geometry, ballistics and botany, with important theories regarding the growth of trees.

This notebook also provides evidence of Leonardo’s contacts with Donato Bramante, who became the most important high Renaissance architect, and designer of the new St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The manuscript consists of 48 folios in their original binding.

  • Medium Pen and ink on paper
  • Size 10 x 7 cm
  • Location Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France

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