Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto.

Leonardo da Vinci1480/1482

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Milano, Italy

On the left: a pipe with a float to breathe underwater; machines to lift, pump and gather water; on top right: two huge cochleas to draw water from a river to two towers, below on the right: a bucket with a syphon


  • Title: Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto.
  • Creator: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Date Created: 1480/1482
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Pen, ink and wash
  • Art Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Drawing
  • Support: Paper
  • Depicted Topic: Codex Atlanticus, pen and ink, method to float over water, water pumps

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