Paris Manuscript L
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Paris Manuscript L 1497-1502

This is an intact notebook compiled between the late 1490s and early 1500s. During this time Leonardo was in the employ of Cesare Borgia, commander of the Papal forces, as military architect and engineer.

The notes relate to Leonardo’s inspection of defensive fortifications and the masking of maps for Cesare. There are also important notes relating to the Last Supper.

The manuscript comprises of 94 folios.

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

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