The Codex Atlanticus Atlantic Codex is a twelve-volume, bound set of drawings and writings in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci , the largest such set; its name indicates the large paper used to preserve original Leonardo notebook pages, which was that used for atlases.
It comprises 1, leaves dating from to , the contents covering a great variety of subjects, from flight to weaponry to musical instruments and from mathematics to botany. This codex was gathered in the late 16th century by the sculptor Pompeo Leoni, who dismembered some of Leonardo's notebooks in its formation.
It is currently preserved at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The folios in the Codex Atlanticus deal with various subjects ranging from mechanics to hydraulics, from studies and sketches for paintings to mathematics and astronomy, from philosophical meditations to fables, all the way to curious inventions such as parachutes, war machineries and hydraulic pumps.
Hoist by Leonardo da Vinci Codex Atlanticus , f. Reconstruction at the Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci , Milan.
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Leonardo composed the 1, leaves later collected in the Codex Atlanticus from to Having many more such works in his possession, Orazio gifted the 13 volumes to Magenta. News spread of these lost works of Leonardo's, and Orazio retrieved seven of the 13 manuscripts, which he then gave to Pompeo Leoni for publication in two volumes; one of these was the Codex Atlanticus. When Napoleon conquered Milan in , he seized about a dozen Leonardo manuscripts including the Codex and sent them to Paris, saying that "all men of genius Mary of Grottaferrata from to In April , Carmen Bambach of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City discovered an extensive invasion of molds of various colors, including black, red, and purple, along with swelling of pages.
In October , it was determined that the colors found on the pages were not the product of mold, but were instead caused by mercury salts added to protect the Codex from mold. In , an interactive website has been launched that allows exploration of the Codex Atlanticus in its entirety and to organize its 1, pages by subject, year and page number.
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