NATIONAL EDITION OF THE MANUSCRIPTS AND DRAWINGS BY LEONARDO DA VINCI
The Leonardo Project
Tecniche di stampa esclusive e lavorazione artigianale
This unprecedented editorial project was begun in 1964.
That year, after a careful and rigorous evaluation by the academic community, a decree by the President of the Italian Republic awarded the management and facsimile reproduction of all the works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Florentine publishing house, Giunti.
For the first and only time, the owners of the works by Leonardo throughout the world have given their consent to directly access the originals for this official reproduction.
State-of-the-art techniques combined with extraordinary workmanship made it possible to faithfully reproduce and reunite the originals in the only facsimile edition in the world.
The amazing, monumental collection entitled NATIONAL EDITION OF THE MANUSCRIPTS AND DRAWINGS BY LEONARDO DA VINCI presented herein came about in this manner.
Only 998 copies of each facsimile work, hand numbered from 1/998 to 998/998, are available worldwide. Each facsimile is accompanied by a Certificate of Guarantee attesting to its originality and unique character, along with a signed-original Notarised Certificate.
Over the years facsimiles have been acquired by public, private, national and international collections, and they have been jealously guarded in the same way as the originals, to such an extent that today only few of these copies are available.
These preciuos volumes are considered and treated not so much as art reproductions but as real ancient manuscripts or rare books.