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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The main contemporary use of the book would have been to cast horoscopes. German mathematician and cartographer. The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.

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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. Apianus married the daughter of a councilman of Landshut, Katharina Mosner, in This tag does cqesareum indicate the copyright status of the attached work.

Eduardo Paolozzi and Isaac Newton. Astronomicum Caesareum [Ingolstadt, ].

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File File history File usage Global file usage Size of this preview: This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring astronomjcum. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy.

The volvelles and supporting tables can be used to calculate eclipses and Apian devotes 2 chapters to the correction of historical dates by reference to these phenomena. Half a dozen of his works were produced at his own press in caeeareum university town of Ingolstadt, where he was professor of astronomy.


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.

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At Landshut, he produced his Cosmographicus libera highly respected work on astronomy and caesardum which was to see at least 30 reprints in 14 languages and that remained popular until the end of the 16th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A page from Petrus Apianus ‘ Astronomicum Caesareum. Charles had praised his work the Cosmographicus liber at the Imperial Diet of and granted him a printing monopoly in and Revue d’histoire des sciences in French.

All this furthered Apian’s reputation as an eminent scientist. When the plague broke out in Vienna inhe completed his studies with a B. Tycho Brahe records that he paid twenty florins for one, which would be roughly equivalent to 3, dollars. German mathematician and cartographer.

Astronomicum Caesareum

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The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements. All following user names refer to en. The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.

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. The book bears early provenance of Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria who was educated at Ingolstadt, was a patron of Apian and who presented many copies, in this case to Wolfgang Bosch whose bookplate is on the back pastedown.


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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The following other wikis use this file: Bosch may be, or be connected to, the Wolfgang Bosch who was mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia from and whose arms which match the crest on the bookplate astronlmicum are set into his house at Fish Square, Ljubljana.

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. 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.

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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. Alexander Roob, Alchemie und Mystik. InPeter Apian was called to the University of Astrobomicum as a mathematician and printer.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Petrus Apianus. InApianus moved to Vienna and continued his studies at the University of Viennawhich was czesareum one of the leading universities in geography and mathematics at the time and where Georg Tannstetter taught. This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. Inthe emperor made Apian an armigeri. Before writing and crafting the Astronomicum CaesareumApianus had pioneered in publishing books filled with ingenious carsareum devices, the so-called volvelles.

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