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The work on DMD, which took several years, was sustained and completed thanks to unceasing support by Jürgen Renn, Director of Department 1 of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin. Our first thanks go to him. The database enjoyed furthermore the support of many colleagues of the MPIWG, in particular its IT Department headed by Dirk Wintergrün—in particular Berndt Wischnewski, Jörg Kantel, Anna-Julia Danisch, Julia Damerow and Christopher Mielack—and its library headed by Urs Schoepflin—in particular Ulrike Burgdorf, Axel Vollmer, Niccolo Aster, and Monika Sommerer. We were also able to make use of several electronic tools developed by the MPIWG in collaboration with other institutions in the context of the ECHO Initiative during the last years. Some of the transcriptions we incorporated were provided by the Archimedes Project. Jutta Miller and Albert Presas y Puig also made valuable contributions to the transcriptions. Furthermore, we would like to thank many people who discussed with us patiently and sometimes passionately several aspects of the machine drawings presented here; in particular Rainer Leng (University of Wuerzburg) and David McGee (Burndy Library).

Picture Acknowledgments and Credits

Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale*

© Codex Magliabechianus II, I, 140 (Filarete: Trattato di Architettura)
95r; 115v; 127r

© Codex Palatino 766 (Taccola: Liber tertius)
01r; 02r; 03r; 04r; 05r; 06r; 07r; 08r; 09r; 10r; 11r; 12r; 13r; 14r; 15r; 15v; 17r; 17v; 18r; 19r; 20r; 21r; 22r; 23r; 24r; 25r; 26r; 27r; 28r; 29r; 30r; 31r; 31v; 32r; 33r; 34r; 35r; 35v; 36r; 37r; 38r; 39r; 40r; 41r; 43r; 44r; 45r

Florence, Gabinetto dei disegni e stampe degli Uffizi*

© (Antonio da Sangallo: Architectural Drawings)
294Av; 794Ar; 797Ar; 797Av; 819Ar; 826Av; 847Ar; 847Av; 852Ar; 881Ar; 1076Av; 1092Av; 1113Ar; 1215Av; 1268Ar; 1409Av; 1435Ar; 1436Ar; 1437Ar; 1438Ar; 1439Ar; 1439Av; 1440Ar; 1440Av; 1441Ar; 1442Ar; 1442Av; 1443Ar; 1443Av; 1444Ar; 1445Ar; 1445Av; 1446Ar; 1446Av; 1447Ar; 1447Av; 1448Ar; 1449Ar; 1449Av; 1450Ar; 1450Av; 1451Ar; 1461Ar; 1461Av; 1467Ar; 1468Ar; 1469Ar; 1469Av; 1471Ar; 1471Av; 1472Ar; 1473Ar; 1477Ar; 1479Ar; 1479Av; 1480Ar; 1480Av; 1482Ar; 1482Av; 1483Ar; 1483Av; 1485Ar; 1486Ar; 1487Ar; 1488Ar; 1493Ar; 1494Ar; 1495Ar; 1504Ar; 1528Ar; 1564Ar; 1564Av; 1665Ar; 3950Ar; 3950Av; 3951Ar; 3951Av; 3976Ar; 3976Av; 4042Ar; 4048Ar; 4048Av; 4052Ar; 4052Av; 4058Ar; 4078Ar; 7975Ar

Göttingen, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek

© Cod. Ms. philos. 63 (Kyeser: Bellifortis)
017r; 019v; 024r; 025v; 030r; 032v; 033r; 033v; 036r; 039r; 043v; 048r; 051v; 052v; 053r; 054r; 054v; 056v; 057v; 059r; 063r; 064r; 064v; 070v; 076v; 079v; 080v; 108r; 109r; 133r; 134r

Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek

© cpg126 (Philipp Mönch: büch der stryt und buochßen)
mo03r; mo04r; mo04v; mo05r; mo07r; mo07v; mo08v; mo09r; mo09v; mo10r; mo11r; mo13v; mo14r; mo14v; mo15r; mo16r; mo16v; mo17r; mo17v; mo18r; mo18v; mo19r; mo20r; mo21r; mo22r; mo26v; mo29r; mo30r; mo31v; mo32v; mo33v; mo38v; mo39r; mo41r

© cpg130 (Ulrich Bessnitzer: Zeughausinventar)
bn3v; bn4r; bn56r; bn56v

© Re 1419: (Anonymous: Wetzlarer Skizzenbuch)
ws080; ws083; ws084; ws086; ws087; ws088; ws095; ws098; ws102; ws103; ws104

Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional

© Mss. 3372-3376 (Pseudo-Juanelo: Twenty-One Books) Libro VIII:
143v, 145v, 146r, 148r; Libro 11 288v, 289r, 290r, 290v, 291v, 292r, 292v, 293r, 294r, 294v, 295r, 295v, 296r, 296v, 297r, 297v, 298r, 298v, 299r, 299v, 301v, 302r, 302v, 303r, 303v, 305r, 305v, 306r, 306v, 308r, 308v, 309r, 309v, 310r, 310v, 311r, 311v, 312r, 313r, 313v, 314r, 315r, 315v, 316r, 316v, 317v, 318v, 319r, 319v, 320r, 321r, 322r, 324r, 324v, 325r, 326r; Libro 12: 328v, 329v; Libro 13: 331v, 332r, 332v, 333v, 334r, 335v, 336v, 339v, 341r, 342r, 344v, 345r, 346r, 347r, 347v, 348r, 348v, 349r, 350r, 350v, 351r, 351v, 352r, 353r, 354r, 355v, 356r; Libro 15: 226r, 226v, 232v, 233r; Libro 18: 364r, 364v, 365r, 383r, 383v, 384v, 385v, 386r, 386v, 387r; Libro 19: 423v; Libro 20: 442v; 443r; 443v; 444r; 444v; 445v; 446r

Magdeburg, Landeshauptarchiv Sachsen-Anhalt

© Rep. Cop., Nr. 803b (Instrumentenbuch II):
jub08, jub10, jub12, jub15, jub16, jub17, jub18, jub21, jub22, jub29

München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

© Cod. Icon. 242 (Fontana: Le Macchine)
02r; 02v; 08r; 08v; 18r; 20v; 26v; 28v; 31r; 32r; 33r; 39v; 45r; 52r; 56v; 57r

© clm 197, fasc. A (Anonymus of the Hussite Wars)
1r; 1v; 2v; 3v; 10v; 12r; 15r1; 17v; 18r; 19r; 19v; 20r; 20v; 21r; 23r; 23v2; 24v; 25r; 32v, 33r; 33v; 35v, 36r; 36v; 38r; 40r

München, Deutsches Museum, Archiv

© Hs. 1949-258 (Johannes Formschneider: Büchsenmeisterbuch)
fs61v, fs63v, fs71r, fs72v73r, fs76v77r, fsSN02

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

© MS fr 19093 (Villard de Honnecourt )
5r; 22v; 23r; 30r

© MS lat 11015 (Guido da Vigevano: Le Macchine del Re)
47r; 47v; 48r; 49r; 49v; 51r; 52v

Stuttgart, Hauptstaatsarchiv

© N 220: Nachlass Heinrich Schickhardt
T010; T020; T022; T025; T044; T058; T059; T064; T066; T081; T111; T119; T120; T121; T122; T123; T124; T146; T149; T150; T151; T154; T155; T157; T160; T162; T173; T176; T178; T180; T181; T182; T183; T184; T185; T186; T187; T188; T189; T192; T193; T195; T196; T197; T199; T200; T201; T202; T203; T204; T206; T208; T209; T210; T211; T212; T213; T214; T215; T216; T218; T219; T220; T221; T222; T223; T224; T225; T226; T227; T228; T230; T232; T233; T234; T241; T242; T250; T251; T252; T261

Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek

© Cod. hist. Q. 148 (Schickhardt: Italienische Reise I und II) Q. 148a:
03r, 04v, 06r, 12r, 12v, 21r, 23r, 27r, 27v, 30r; Q 148 b: 38r, 39r, 41r, 41v, 44r, 52r, 53r, 53v, 54v, 69r, 69v; Q. 148 d: 3r

Torino, Archivio storico AMMA

© Duca di Genova fol. (datato anno 1466) ff. 141 (Valturio: De re militari)
049v; 071v; 075r; 076r; 077r; 077v; 078r; 079r; 079v; 080r; 080v; 082v; 084v; 085r; 088r; 090v; 091v; 093r; 093v; 095r; 097r; 110v

Torino, Biblioteca Reale*

© Codice Saluzziano 148 (Gorgio Martini: Trattati di architettura ingegneria e arte militare)
33v; 34r; 34v; 35r; 35v; 36r; 36v; 37r; 37v; 38r; 38v; 39r; 39v; 40r; 42v; 45r; 45v; 46r; 46v; 47r; 47v; 48r; 48v; 49r; 49v; 50r; 50v; 51r; 51v; 52r; 52v; 53r; 57r; 59v; 60r; 62r; 63v; 64r; 64v; 66r; 66v; 67r; 83r; 91r; 91v; 92r; 92v; 93r; 93v; 94r; 94v; 95r; 95v; 96r; 96v; 97r; 97v; 98r

Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

© Fol 328 (Ingenieurkunst- und Wunderbuch)
001v; 002r; 003r; 004v; 006r; 006v; 007r; 008r; 009v; 011r; 012v; 013r; 013v; 014r; 014v; 015v; 016r; 016v; 017r; 017v; 018r; 019v; 020r; 020v; 021v; 022r; 023r; 023v; 024r; 025r; 025v; 026r; 026v; 027r; 027v; 028r; 028v; 029r; 029v; 030r; 030v; 031r; 031v; 032r; 032v; 033r; 033v; 034v; 035r; 035v; 036r; 037r; 037v; 038r; 038v; 041r; 042r; 042v; 043r; 043v; 044r; 044v; 045v; 046v; 047r; 051r; 056r; 084r; 164v; 165r; 165v; 166r; 166v; 169r; 271v; 273v; 274r; 274v; 275r; 275v; 277v; 278v; 279r; 279v; 280r; 283r; 286r; 288r; 288v; 289r; 289v; 290r; 290v; 291r; 292r; 292v; 293r; 293v; 294v; 295r; 295v; 296r; 306r; 309r; 309v; 310v; 311v; 319r

Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

© Codex 10.852 (Schwazer Bergbuch)
116v; 145v; 150r; 233; 234; 236

Wolfenbüttel, Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv

© 2 Alt 5228 (Instrumentenbuch I)
jua05, jua06, jua16, jua17a, jua17b, jua18, jua20, jua21, jua22, jua28, jua29, jua30, jua31, jua36a, jua36b, jua36c, jua36d, jua51, jua52, jua53, jua54, jua55

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Berlin, January 2008
Wolfgang Lefèvre    Marcus Popplow

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