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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Views View Edit History. Astronomicum Caesareum is noted for its visual appeal. He designed sundialspublished manuals for carsareum instruments and crafted volvelles “Apian wheels”measuring instruments useful for calculating time and distance for astronomical and astrological applications.
A few books printed after managed to include even more casareum assemblies of paper disks, but none achieved the total elegance and splendor of this volume.
Among its variety of pages with moving parts comes first and foremost a set of planetary equatoria, paper wheels for finding the places of the planets within the zodiac. Retrieved from ” https: Alexander Roob, Alchemie und Mystik.
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One of the most curious is a caesareeum of volvelles for finding the hour of conception from the time of birth and the phase of the moon. At Landshut, he produced his Cosmographicus libera highly respected work on astronomy caeesareum navigation which was to atronomicum at least 30 reprints in 14 languages and that remained popular until the end of the 16th century.
His print shop started small. 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.
Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt Research Professor of Astronomy. Later editions were produced by Gemma Frisius.
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 caesaeum. The British Journal for the History of Science.
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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. Apianus was educated at the Latin school in Rochlitz.
Rivaling this page in spectacular effect is the opening GIIIv-[G4] with a double cluster of lunar volvelles facing each other. The following other wikis use this file: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it astronomifum be completely wrong.
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 volvelles contain as many as five independently rotatable paper dials that can be used to measure astronomical movement.
Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist. The single most impressive page is folio [E4], astronoomicum 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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