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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Public domain Public domain false false. Next Apianus turns to two ancient eclipses, one reported by Plutarch in the year in which Darius was defeated by Astronlmicum the Great and the other reported by Pliny in the second century B.

And then, in a pioneering use of astronomical chronology, he takes up the circumstances of several historical eclipses. Approximately copies survive, probably the majority of the copies printed, since it is unlikely that anyone would throw away such a fascinating volume.

Retrieved from ” https: German mathematician and cartographer.

Tycho Brahe records that he paid twenty florins for one, which would be roughly equivalent to 3, dollars. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2. Apianus married the daughter of a councilman of Landshut, Katharina Mosner, in From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.


The single most impressive page is folio [E4], the mechanism for the longitude caseareum Mercury, which contains nine printed parts plus a complex hidden infrastructure caedareum allow movement around four separate axes.

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The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. There also must have been other revisions in the design.

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Petrus Apianus

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. 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. This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.

This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. Eduardo Paolozzi and Isaac Newton. If the file has been astronomixum from its original state, some details such as the astrinomicum may not fully reflect those of the original file. Retrieved from ” https: Description Astronomicum Caesareum All following user names refer to en.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Uploading old version of file from en. 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.


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.

You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. This page was last edited on 2 Juneat A normal copyright tag is still required. Arabic Constellations in Renaissance Astronomy”.

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At Landshut, he produced his Cosmographicus libera highly respected work on astronomy and navigation which was to see at least 30 reprints in 14 languages and that remained popular until the end of the 16th century.

Inhe observed Halley’s comet and noted that a comet ‘s tail always point away from the sun. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Views View Edit History. Licensing for more information.

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