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Sketch of a file cutting machine, c. 1480.

Sketch of a file cutting machine, c. 1480.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Sketch taken from a notebook by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519). Da Vinci was the most outstanding Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer of the Renaissance period. He had a wide knowledge of the sciences, including biology, anatomy, physiology, hydrodynamics, mechanics and aeronautics. His notebooks, written in mirror writing, contain original remarks on all of these areas.

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