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swotavator
01-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Hey all,
I came across this today and thought it was unbelievably neat. There is a larger res version I found, but it isn't very clear. if anyone has a better copy, or knows of any artists that produce similar work, speak up.
I wasn't able to figure out what the scale was. Any ideas? Also, what do you think the medium is?

http://www.lib-art.com/imgpainting/1/8/12881-map-of-tuscany-and-the-chiana-valle-leonardo-da-vinci.jpg

mearrin69
01-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Yeah. I guess Leo could've been a member here. Pretty cool, and not so far from the style of a few of our members. I do wish it was a 1:1 scan, though, so you could see the detail. Do you know the provenance of this map? Is it in a museum or a private collection? I really dig his city icons and would love to see those guys close up. Think the numbers are altitude?

As to medium? No real idea. I'd guess parchment and ink?
M

Oh, nice find. Saved in my inspirational folder...and repped.