Category: Science

Leonardo da Vinci

This is Leonardo da Vinci’s codex on the flight of birds.  The codex dates from 1505 and is part of the numerous notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

Siderius Nuncius – Galileo Galilei

Sidereus Nuncius is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610.

Fasciculus Medicinae Translation 1495

One of the most famous medical works of the 15th century. Fasciculus Medicinae is a “bundle” of six independent and quite different medieval medical treatises. The collection, which existed only in a handful of manuscripts was first printed in 1491 in Latin and came out in numerous editions over the next 25 years.

Divine Proportion – Luca Pacioli

De divina proportione (written in Milan in 1496–98, published in Venice in 1509). Two versions of the original manuscript are extant, one in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, the other in the Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire in Geneva. The subject was mathematical and artistic proportion, especially the mathematics of the golden ratio and its application in architecture.

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