Water transport mechanisms, 15th century

Water transport mechanisms, 15th century

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Caption: Water transport mechanisms. 15th-century illustration of paddle mechanisms for boats. These pages are from the book 'Edificij et machine' that was published in around the period 1475 to 1480. The book contains 103 drawings by Italian architect and artist Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501) and his assistants, featuring lifting machines, water transport devices, and mechanisms for milling and moving boats.

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