Codex on the Flight of Birds

Kodex über den VogelflugO locie ptakówCodex sur le vol des oiseauxКодекс о полёте птицCódice sobre el vuelo de los pájarosCodex referitor la zborul păsărilorCòdex sobre el vol dels ocellsКодекс про політ птахівCodice sul volo degli uccelli鳥類飛行手稿قوانین پرواز پرندگان鳥の飛翔に関する写本

Collection: Royal Library of Turin

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Codex on the Flight of Birds is a relatively short codex from c. 1505 by Leonardo da Vinci. It comprises 18 folios and measures 21 × 15 centimetres. Now held at the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, the codex begins with an examination of the flight behavior of birds and proposes mechanisms for flight by machines. (continued on English Wikipedia)

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