Paris Manuscript I

Paris Manuscript I 1497-1505

Paris Manuscript I consists of two pocket notebooks in their original binding. The notes concern a range of topics, including the study of Euclidian geometry, architecture and Latin, which Leonardo was grappling with at the time.

There are also notes on perspective and proportions for painters, and an interesting device to heat the water for the Duchess of Milan’s bathroom.

The manuscript comprises of 139 folios in total.

  • Medium Pen and ink on paper
  • Size 10 x 7.5 cm
  • Location Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France

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