De Ludo Scachorum

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
De Ludo Scachorum; Sul Gioco degli Scacchi; Schifanoia; On the Game of Chess; Sur le Jeu d’Échecs; Über das Schachspiel.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Gorizia, Archivio Coronini Cronberg, Ms. 7955.
FACSIMILE EDITION
De Ludo Scachorum: Aboca Museum (Sansepolcro, 2007). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 999 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase. Extra content: inside the slipcase, the facsimile is kept in a special oak wood case. Other facsimile editions of the same document have been published: Aboca Museum (Sansepolcro, 2007 – not limited edition).
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De Ludo Scachorum

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
De Ludo Scachorum; Sul Gioco degli Scacchi; Schifanoia; On the Game of Chess; Sur le Jeu d’Échecs; Über das Schachspiel.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Gorizia, Archivio Coronini Cronberg, Ms. 7955.
FACSIMILE EDITION
De Ludo Scachorum: Aboca Museum (Sansepolcro, 2007). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 999 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase. Extra content: inside the slipcase, the facsimile is kept in a special oak wood case. Other facsimile editions of the same document have been published: Aboca Museum (Sansepolcro, 2007 – not limited edition).
Copyright photos: Aboca Museum

Category:
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 160 x 115 mm, 96 pp.
ORIGIN – Italy.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century16th century: 1500 ca.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The manuscript was written and dedicated by Luca Pacioli to Marchioness of Mantua Isabella d’Este (1474-1539). In the 20th century Count Guglielmo Coronini seems to be the owner of the codex at least since 1950 onwards.
GENRE – Treatises / Secular books; Games.
CONTENTS – Treaty on the game of chess written by Luca Pacioli during his collaboration with Leonardo da Vinci. Example of mathematical and logical strategies of the time, it contains 117 games, with “decisions” made in the medieval way and others according to the revolutionary technique “a la rabiosa”, introduced at the end of the fifteenth century.
LANGUAGE – Italian.
SCRIBE – Luca Pacioli.
DECORATION – More than 100 illustrated examples in red and black.
ARTIST – Luca Pacioli, Leonardo da Vinci.
STYLE – Renaissance.


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