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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. l.e. 210
Parchment · V + 130 + V ff. · 28.5/28.8 x 20/20.3 cm · Milan · 1498
Luca Pacioli, De divina proportione

The De Divina Proportione is a mathematical treatise by the Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli (1445-1517). The Italian text is followed by sixty polyhedra, drawn filled or empty, and influenced by Leonardo da Vinci. Of the three copies written during the author’s lifetime, only two remain. This copy, held by the Bibliothèque de Genève, is the presentation copy of the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, whose coat of arms and motto adorn the manuscript (fol. Ir and LXIIv). (hoc)

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