Leonardo Da Vinci's
Notebook Collection!


Da Vinci's notebook collection contains the majority of Leonardo’s work. Below are some points concerning the nature of this work and the notebooks themselves.


- LEONARDO DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOKS AND HIS SECURITY CONCERNS -


NOTES ARE FOR LEONARDO HIMSELF

Leonardo notes were mostly to himself, especially as he hadn't finished turning them into an encyclopaedia for others to use.


DESIGNS ARE JUST STARTING POINTS

The designs were prototypes, which means they were meant to be a starting point for an idea to be made to then to be developed further. They are not end products designs unless stated by Leonardo.


PATENTS: MISINFORMATION TO MISSING INFORMATION

In order to protect his ideas from them being stolen or abused by others, Leonardo left out some information of his designs or put in misinformation. His notes are all also written in left-handed mirror writing in order to better protect his ideas.




FEAR OF MIS-USE OF HIS IDEAS

Leonardo has noted down that he was fearful of others misusing his ideas in order to harm others. He therefore took measures as mentioned above to protect his ideas.




- LEONARDO DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOKS AND HIS IDEAS -


RE-INVENTION, INVENTIONS TO IMPROVEMENTS

Leonardo in a sense re-invented many objects that were already invented somewhere else around the world (in Asia for example) though Leonardo did not know about them.

Leonardo also enjoyed improving upon many existing designs.

Overall, Leonardo is the most prolific inventor in history of any country with many of his designs not being invented by anyone in world at least in the next 100 years.




WHY LEONARDO DESIGNED WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION

Engineering projects for patrons allowed Leonardo to exploit his love of the exploration of science.

As patrons tended to be blood thirsty, war fare engineering projects were much in demand by power hungry patrons.




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View details about Leonardo Da Vinci's notebook collection in the table below




Name Location Subjects covered Date of work
Codex Arundel British Library, London, England architecture, geometry, weights

Also includes: notes concerning the royal residence of François I (Romarantin, France)

1480 to 1518
Codex Ashburnham Institute de France, Paris, France (Pictorial studies and assorted drawings) 1489 to 1492
Codex Atlanticus Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy astronomy, botany, geometry, mathematics, military arts, zoology 1480 to 1518
Codex Forster

Contains: 'Forster I, II & III'

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. hydraulic machines, geometry, weights 1487 to 1505
Codex Huygens (Details to be added) Robotics, (Details to be added) (Details to be added)
Codex 'On the Flight of Birds' Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy air resistance, currents, flight of birds, mechanics of flight, winds 1505
Codex Leicester Bill Gates (Microsoft PLC), USA astronomy, hydraulics, hydrology, geology 1504 to 1506
Codex Trivulzianus Biblioteca Trivulziana, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy architecture, religious themes

Also includes: Leonardo's efforts to improve his Latin

1487 to 1490
Codices of the Institut de France

Contains: Codex's A to M

Institut de France, Paris, France flight of birds, geometry, hydraulics, military art, optics 1492 to 1516
Madrid Codices

Contains: 'Madrid I & II'

National Library of Madrid, Spain geometry, mechanics 1490 to 1505
Windsor folios Windsor Castle (Royal Collection), Berkshire, England anatomy, caricatures, cartography, drawings, geography, horse studies 1478 to 1518
Name Location Subjects covered Date of work



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