Codex Trivulzianus
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Codex Trivulzianus c1487-1490

The Codex Trivulzianus is amongst Leonardo’s earliest known manuscripts. Many pages take the form of word lists, illustrating Leonardo’s interest in Italian language and literature, and in Latin. In addition, there are architectural drawings relating to plans for a crossing-dome for Milan Cathedral, and a curious gallery of real and imaginary portraits.

The manuscript contains 55 sheets of an original 62 in its original binding, with some booklets bound in upside down.

  • Medium Pen and ink on paper
  • Size 14 x 20 cm
  • Location Biblioteca Trivulziana

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