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We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.
Space, Time and Gravitation. 1920.
De Divina Proportione, by Luca Pacioli
This is the Tree of Proportions and Proportionality from the De Divina Proportione of Luca Pacioli (1445 - 1509), published in 1509. (Convergence has published Leonardo's woodcuts, taken from this book.) Some of the terms in Pacioli's tree are familiar today; some are taken originally from the study of proportions by Nicomachus in his Arithmetic; but the meaning of some other terms are not generally known. It would be a worthwhile project to go through the tree and decipher the meanings of all of the terms in it.
One image from the book of a stellated dodecahedron.