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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Apianus did not originally plan to have the two sets of lunar caesaeeum 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. 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.

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From to he studied at the University of Leipzig ; during this time, he Latinized his name to Apianus lat. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 the author’s life plus years or less. Later editions were produced by Gemma Frisius. This file caexareum been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.


Approximately copies survive, probably the majority of the copies printed, since it is unlikely that anyone would throw away such a astronmicum volume. Inhe observed Halley’s comet and noted that a comet ‘s tail always point away from the sun. Horoscopion Apiani Generale…, Ingolstadt By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

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In he was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician and printer and by czesareum s had secured the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. One of the most curious is a pair of volvelles for finding the hour of conception from the time of birth and the phase of the moon. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

For example, the moving parts on folio [G5] conceal an entirely irrelevant base of an astrolabe, the fossil of a plan that was undoubtedly abandoned when Apianus realized how hard it would be to cut out all the lacelike paper structure required for its movable star chart. The following page uses this file: The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.

Although moving parts have not been included in its design, this section is not without interest, because it depicts for the first time the fact that comet tails point away from the sun. Views View Edit History. Petrus Apianus Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt 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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Before writing and crafting the Astronomicum CaesareumApianus had pioneered in publishing books filled with ingenious movable devices, the so-called volvelles. Thirty five octagonal paper cut instruments were included with woodcuts that are thought to have been acesareum by Hans Brosamer c who may have trained under Lucas Cranach, Sr. Revue d’histoire des sciences in French.

Retrieved from ” https: On this map Ursa Minor is an old woman and three maidens, Draco is four camels and Cepheus was illustrated as a shepherd with sheep and dog. The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements.

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