DA VINCI IN AMERICA (HIGH RESOLUTION INTERACTIVE PDF)
For centuries, we have been taught that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. Indeed, the Italian explorer not only has cities named after him but an entire country in his honor. While Columbus’ legacy lives on, there were those who set foot in the New World before him –including Leonardo da Vinci.
This is a story about a secret clandestine expedition, funded by the wealthy and powerful Italian families of the Renaissance period. Though Leonardo da Vinci, with his love of codes and puns, may not have kept the secret as well as his financiers may have liked, leaving behind codes in his works for the world to play around.
Da Vinci in America compiles more than 270 pieces of evidence, looking at georeferenced landscapes, animals, plants, and food in da Vinci’s artwork that could not have reproduced accurately if he not seen them with his own eyes. On top of the geological survey, the book also looks at the possible influence of Native American, Mayan, and Inca culture on da Vinci’s work, as well as references to events mentioned in da Vinci’s letters and codices.
I am Dr. Ben River, an international exploration geologist with over 16 years of experience and I have used my expertise in geoscience to identify the potential locations of the ecosystem and the landscape depicted in the Da Vinci material and paintings.
The book, Da Vinci in America is about 110k-word complete book of 635 pages with over 500 photos, maps, and proof referencing to these times and ages. This is the first of a series of non-fictional volumes,
Da Vinci in America, backed by historic, geological and scientific proofs collected over years resulting into one thing – Da Vinci in America.