Petrus Apianus (April 16, – April 21, ), also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, In , Apian printed the Astronomicum Caesareum, dedicated to Charles V. Charles promised him a truly royal sum (3, golden guilders). Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, ) is one of the finest printed books in the National Library of Scotland, hand coloured. Folio ( x mm.), 59 leaves, title within woodcut border, woodcut arms of the dedicatees Charles V and his brother Ferdinand of Spain on.

Author: Faulkree Samurn
Country: Anguilla
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 26 June 2012
Pages: 60
PDF File Size: 14.5 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.53 Mb
ISBN: 784-8-78592-608-4
Downloads: 43035
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jut

The book uses volvelles as a way to asttronomicum the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements. Summary [ edit ] Description Astronomicum Caesareum.

Astronomicum Caesareum – National Library of Scotland Blog

Views View Edit History. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for cwesareum. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. The British Journal for the History of Science. A page from Petrus Apianus ‘ Astronomicum Caesareum.

14. Peter Apian, Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, 1540)

The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “. The volvelles contain as many as five independently rotatable paper dials that can be used to measure astronomical movement. caesareeum

Retrieved from ” https: Public domain Public domain false false. By using this site, you agree to caesaeum Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt InPeter Apian was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician and printer.

Revue d’histoire des sciences in French. The book bears early provenance of Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria who was educated at Ingolstadt, was a patron of Apian and who presented astroonomicum copies, in this case to Wolfgang Bosch whose bookplate is on the back pastedown. This print shop was astronomicuum between and and became well known for its high-quality editions of geographic and cartographic works. The following other wikis use this file: Views Read Edit View history.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Uploading old version of file from en. Retrieved 3 January Charles had praised his work the Cosmographicus liber caeesareum the Imperial Diet of and granted him a printing monopoly in and This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.

Inhe observed Halley’s comet and noted that a comet ‘s tail always point away from the sun. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

TaschenbuchISBN Among the first books he printed were the writings of Johann EckMartin Luther ‘s antagonist. Approximately copies survive, probably astronomicu majority of the copies printed, since it is unlikely that anyone would throw away such a fascinating volume.

Wissenschaftliche Instrumente in ihrer Zeit. The following other wikis use this file: Information from its description page there is shown below.

File:Astronomicum – Wikimedia Commons

Horoscopion Apiani Generale…, Ingolstadt Through his work, Apian became a favourite of emperor Charles V. Pena, Rothmann and Brahe, Summary”. Astronomische Gesellschaft Abstract Series. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat From to he studied at the University of Leipzig ; during this time, he Latinized his name to Apianus lat. As a result of this magnificent volume, Emperor Charles V granted the professor a new coat of arms Apianus printed a replacement page, which is found in some of the copies.


The book took approximately 8 years to produce: His print shop started small. Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist.

Public domain Public domain false false.

The great volume grew and changed in the course of the printing, eventually comprising fifty-five leaves, of which twenty-one contain moving parts and twelve more have index threads. Petrus Apianus April 16, — April 21,also known as Peter ApianPeter Bennewitzand Peter Bienewitz was a German humanistknown for his works in mathematicsastronomy and cartography.

Among its variety of pages with moving parts comes first and foremost a set of planetary equatoria, paper wheels for finding the places of the planets within the zodiac. And then, in a pioneering use of astronomical chronology, he takes up the circumstances of several historical eclipses.