Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. 282 (Ashburnham 361)

Treatise on Architecture by Francesco di Giorgio Martini Facsimile Edition

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Probably written at the court of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino in about 1480, the Treatise on Architecture by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1502), the famous painter, sculptor and architect from Siena, is one of the milestones of the architectural theory of the Italian Renaissance.

Following its two main topics – civil and military architecture – this work is a collection of the type of notes and drawings that so appealed to Leonardo da Vinci. It was no coincidence that this precious manuscript, known as Codex Ashburnham 361, belonged to Leonardo, and it was most likely given to him by the author himself around 1490 while in Milan.

To date, this is the only book known securely to have been a part of Leonardo’s personal library, and in about 1506 Leonardo annotated and embellished it with his own notes and drawings.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Treatise on Architecture by Francesco di Giorgio Martini": Trattato di architettura di Francesco di Giorgio Martini facsimile edition, published by Giunti Editore, 1979

Trattato di architettura di Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Florence: Giunti Editore, 1979

  • Commentary (Italian) by Firpo, Luigi; Marani, Pietro C.; Mussini, Massimo
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

Leather-covered slip-case (size 268 x 395 x 70 mm) containing three hand-bound volumes with gold tooling: the facsimile of the codex, the volume with transcriptions and comments edited by Pietro C. Marani (XXVIII-136 pages), and the volume with the facsimile reproduction of the 4 ‘Fogli Reggiani’ (the four unpublished folios, illustrated with 44 pen drawings of ancient and modern military machines, discovered only a few years ago and conserved at the Biblioteca Municipale in Reggio Emilia) with transcription for a total of 40 pages.


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