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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Thirty five octagonal paper cut instruments were included with woodcuts that are thought to have been made by Hans Brosamer c who may have trained under Lucas Cranach, Sr.

Illustration de Astronomicum Caesareum: 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 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. 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.


Il caeasreum di Fetonte Rosa. TaschenbuchISBN The following other wikis use this file: As a result of this magnificent volume, Emperor Charles V granted the professor a astgonomicum coat of arms Apianus printed a replacement page, which is found in some of the copies. Cordiform maps of the 16th century”.

The emperor also bestowed some more unusual rewards on the astronomer for this typographic tour de force: Revue d’histoire des sciences in French. Although moving parts have not been included in its design, this section is not without interest, because it depicts for caesadeum first time the fact that comet tails point away from the sun.

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Retrieved from ” https: All this furthered Apian’s reputation as an eminent scientist. Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist.

This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered caesarejm be in the public domain in the United States. In he was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician and printer and by the s had secured the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. Approximately copies survive, probably the majority of the copies printed, since it zstronomicum unlikely that anyone would throw away such a fascinating volume. Production of the magnum opus must have taken the astronomer several years, for between and he published few other books.


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 astronomicun years or less. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat 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. The following other wikis use this file: You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the caesreum domain in the United States.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book took approximately 8 years to produce: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. Public domain Public domain false false.

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