Archivio di Stato di Firenze

The Florence State Archives contain documents that date from the 8th century to the present day.
Noteworthy among its vast collection of documents are: the certificate of Leonardo's birth and baptism, signed by his grandfather Antonio, the Land Office records of his family, the notarial deeds drawn up by his father Ser Piero, a notary, and those of the trial for sodomy; the papers relevant to Leonardo's enrollment in the Company of San Luca, to the Adoration of the Magi and the Battle of Anghiari, and to his current accounts with the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova.

Texts by
Alessandro Vezzosi, in collaboration with Agnese Sabato / English translation by Catherine Frost