Astronomicum Caesareum. Petrus Apian. Astronomy Library of the Vienna University. Version: Colour – Low Quality. Digitized and composed by H. Petsch. 5 May Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, ) is one of the finest printed books in the National Library of Scotland, hand coloured. 14 Nov Folio ( x mm.), 59 leaves, title within woodcut border, woodcut arms of the dedicatees Charles V and his brother Ferdinand of Spain on.

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Printed and bound decoratively, with about a known copies, [7] it included several volvelles that allowed users to calculate dates, the positions of constellations and so on. Cordiform maps of the 16th century”.

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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. There also must have been other revisions in the design. The volvelles and supporting tables can be used to calculate eclipses and Apian devotes 2 chapters to the astronokicum of historical caesareu, by reference to these phenomena.

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At Landshut, he produced his Cosmographicus libera highly respected work on astronomy and navigation which was to see at least 30 reprints in 14 languages and that remained popular until the end of the 16th century. Half a dozen of his works were produced at his own press in the university town of Ingolstadt, where he was professor of astronomy. Approximately copies survive, probably the majority of the copies printed, since it is unlikely that anyone would throw away such a fascinating volume.


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This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The following other wikis use this file: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms xstronomicum Use and Privacy Policy.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The emperor also bestowed some more daesareum rewards on the astronomer asyronomicum this typographic tour de force: The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements. This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries.

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This image comes from Gallica Digital Library and is available under the digital ID btv1b This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. TaschenbuchISBN The astronomixum page uses this file: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Summary [ edit ] Description Astronomicum Caesareum Revue d’histoire des sciences in French.

Research Professor of Astronomy. Charles had praised his work the Cosmographicus liber at the Imperial Diet of and granted him a printing monopoly in and By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. The second part of the Astronomicum Caesareum deals primarily with observational problems and their graphical solutions. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Even in the sixteenth century it was a luxury book. Next Apianus turns to two ancient eclipses, one reported by Plutarch in the year in which Darius was defeated by Alexander the Great and the other reported by Pliny in the second century B. Horoscopion Apiani Generale…, Ingolstadt Licensing for more information. Astronomicum Caesareum [Ingolstadt, ].