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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 Americas, before him– including Leonardo da Vinci.
This first non-fiction volume is about secret clandestine expeditions 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.
"Da Vinci in America" will reveal the unsuspected links between Leonardo da Vinci's materials and disciplines, such as earth and life sciences, anthropology, sociology and archaeology, which are all related to the unexplored historical perspectives and personal expressions of Leonardo da Vinci, as reflected in his artwork and writings with a multidisciplinary and breakthrough methodology that will unravel the connections between Leonardo da Vinci's codes with his secret pre-Columbian expeditions to the Inca empire, as well as his extraordinary travels to the present day British Columbia, U.S. Pacific Coast, Mexico and Central America.
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.
You have in your possession a 110k-word complete book that holds more than 270 carefully researched proofs of the New World, the Americas, inhabited by the children of the sun and its exotic animals and plants never seen before in da Vinci's time.
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.