Amateur anthropometrists (and artists) make note that askSam has posted Leonardo Da Vinci’s Complete Notebooks in a free, searchable askSam database — search, browse, and analyze the texts, either on-line or on your own PC (you can also download the ebook). The Da Vinci’s Notebooks contain over 1,500 pages of information. Here is a sample from volume1-Proportions and Movements of the Human Figure, entry# 340.
From the chin to the roots of the hair is 1/10 of the whole figure. From the joint of the palm of the hand to the tip of the longest finger is 1/10. From the chin to the top of the head 1/8; and from the pit of the stomach to the top of the breast is 1/6, and from the pit below the breast bone to the top of the head 1/4. From the chin to the nostrils 1/3 Part of the face, the same from the nostrils to the brow and from the brow to the roots of the hair, and the foot is 1/6, the elbow 1/4, the width of the shoulders 1/4.
and entry #342:
The width of a man under the arms is the same as at the hips. A man’s width across the hips is equal to the distance from the top of the hip to the bottom of the buttock, when a man stands equally balanced on both feet; and there is the same distance from the top of the hip to the armpit. The waist, or narrower part above the hips will be half way between the arm pits and the bottom of the buttock.
Unfortunately, the sketches such as the Vitruvius’ scheme of proportions are absent. Perhaps those are included in the free ebook which I’ve yet to download.