Codex Madrid I

Codex Madrid I 1490s

The Codex Madrid I was rediscovered in 1966 together with the Codex Madrid II. This is a bound volume with precise, carefully worked drawings concerning mainly the science of mechanisms.

Priority is given to the drawings, which are accompanied by a commentary or a caption. The care taken with the layout of each individual page and the finesse of the drawings indicates that the drawings are close to publishable form, either as a presentation manuscript or printed treatise.

  • Medium Pen and ink
  • Size 21 x 15 cm
  • Location Biblioteca Nacional de España

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