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Leonardo da Vinci The War Engineer
Leonardo became a military engineer and map maker to Cesare Borgia, after the fall the Duke of Milan in 1499. He traveled with Borgia's army for a year in his service.

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A Large Cannon Being Raised on to a Gun-Carriage. A Large Cannon Being Raised on to a Gun-Carriage.

Physical: 25 x 18.3 cm.
Pen and ink.
Location: Windsor, Royal Library
Circa: 1485-8

(Popham 159)
 
  

An Enormous Crossbow on Wheels. An Enormous Crossbow on Wheels.

Physical: 20 x 27 cm.
Pen and ink and wash.
Location: Milan, Ambrosiana
Circa: 1485-8

(Popham 159)
 
   

Shells. Shells.

Physical: 19 x 12.5 cm.
Pen and ink.
Location: London, British Museum
Circa: 1508 (?)

(Heydenreich 100)
 

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Location:  ?
Circa: ?

(Callaway Online)
 

? Drawings of a Crossbow Catapult and a Church.

Physical: ? x ? cm.
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Location: Milan, Codex Atlanticus
Circa: ?

(Richter 13)
  

Projectile. Projectile.

Physical: 20.5 x 15.3 cm.
Pen and ink.
Location: Windsor, Royal Library
Circa: 1485

(Heydenreich 100)
 

Drawings of Two Types of Chariot Armed with Scythes. Drawings of Two Types of Chariot Armed with Scythes.
(This image is slightly cropped.)

Physical: 20 x 28 cm.
Pen and ink and wash.
Location: London, British Museum
Circa: 1585-8

(Popham 160)
 

Shrapnel-Mortar. Shrapnel-Mortar.

Physical: 23.1 x 40.2 cm.
Pen and Indian ink.
Location:  Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Circa: 1490

(Heydenreich 100)
 

A Chariot Armed with Scythes, Two Drawings of a Sort of Tank and a Patisan. A Chariot Armed with Scythes, Two Drawings of a Sort of Tank and a Patisan.
(Chariot armed with scythes are not included in this image.)

Physical: 17.3 x 24.6 cm.
Pen and ink and wash.
Location: London, British Museum
Circa: 1485-8

(Popham 160)
 

 

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