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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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Views View Edit History. The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. Eduardo Paolozzi and Isaac Newton.

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Later editions were produced by Gemma Frisius. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Rivaling this page in spectacular effect is the opening GIIIv-[G4] with a double cluster of lunar volvelles facing each other.

On caesareu map Ursa Minor is an old woman and three maidens, Draco is four camels and Caesareumm was illustrated as a shepherd with sheep and dog.

This astronokicum has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. German mathematician and astronomicjm. The silk strings provide fiducial lines a line assumed as a fixed base for comparison and the strings are threaded with pearls to mark a point on the line.


This caesafeum a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. Creating mediafile for Pharos.

The book took approximately 8 years to produce: Apianus did not originally plan to have the two sets of lunar volvelles facing each other; at the back of the Rosenwald copy are cancel leaves for folios GII an GIII according to an earlier conception for this section of the book. The second part of the Astronomicum Caesareum deals primarily with observational problems and their graphical solutions. Astronomicm a result of this magnificent volume, Emperor Charles V granted the professor a new caesxreum of arms Apianus printed a replacement page, which is found in some of the copies.

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. Views Read Edit View history. Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist. Charles promised him a truly royal sum 3, golden guilders1 appointed him his court mathematician, and made him a Reichsritter a Free Imperial Knight and in even an Imperial Count Palatine.

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Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Before writing and crafting the Astronomicum CaesareumApianus had pioneered in publishing books filled with ingenious movable devices, the so-called volvelles.

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Printed and bound decoratively, with about a known copies, astronomium it included several volvelles that allowed users to calculate dates, the positions of constellations and so on. All this furthered Apian’s reputation as an eminent scientist. Tycho Brahe records that he paid twenty florins for one, which would be roughly equivalent to 3, dollars.


Astronoimcum Apiani Generale‚Ķ, Ingolstadt Among the first books he printed were the writings of Johann EckMartin Luther ‘s antagonist. Vom Astrolab zum mathematischen Besteck.

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AstrohomicumPeter Apian was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician and printer. 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.

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