Leonardo Interactivo
October 30, 2012 7:16 AM   Subscribe

The Royal Spanish Library has put online today an interactive version of Leonardo da Vinci's Madrid Codices I & II. There are transcriptions of the text (in Spanish and Italian, click "T" on the bottom menu), animations of many of the mechanical contraptions (click play button "ver animacion") and the "Indice" in the bottom menu organizes the folios by theme.
posted by Marauding Ennui (3 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The interactive link is not working for me and the cache gets the 404.
posted by jadepearl at 10:11 AM on October 30, 2012

It's working fine for me, although it seems like it wants to be a little bigger than my browser/monitor will let it. There's a growing skepticism in special collections about skeuomorphic page turning interfaces, so I wouldn't mind seeing them drop that here, but otherwise, I'm very impressed, especially by the animations, which are a wonderful and very useful addition.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:09 PM on October 30, 2012

On page 12, written in Spanish is this gem:

"Treatise of Statics and Mecanichs in Italian, written in 1493 as can be seen in the back of page 1. Contains 191 pages and is written backwards".

Does what it says on the tin.
posted by valdesm at 1:18 PM on October 30, 2012

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