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.

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Astronomicum Cæsareum

Public domain Public domain false false. File File history File usage Global file usage Size of this preview: Even in the sixteenth century it was a luxury book.

Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Among the first books he printed were the writings of Johann EckMartin Luther ‘s antagonist.

The single most impressive page is folio [E4], the mechanism for the longitude of Mercury, which contains nine printed parts plus a complex hidden infrastructure to allow movement around four separate axes. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Information from its description page there is shown below.


Alexander Roob, Alchemie und Mystik. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. A few books printed after managed to include even more complex assemblies of paper disks, but none achieved the total elegance and splendor of this volume.

Production of the magnum opus must have taken the astronomer several years, for between and he published few other books.

This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is a file ceasareum the Wikimedia Commons. When the plague broke out in Vienna inhe completed his studies with a B.

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. The book took approximately 8 years to produce: The following other wikis use this file: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. His print shop started small. Inthe emperor made Apian an armigeri. 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.


Apianus was educated at the Latin school in Rochlitz. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.

The following other wikis use this file: Permission Reusing this file. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy.

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Rivaling this page in spectacular effect is the opening GIIIv-[G4] with a double cluster of lunar volvelles facing each other. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Vom Astrolab zum mathematischen Besteck. There also must have been other revisions in the design. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is caeeareum author’s life plus years or less.

Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist.