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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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The second part of the Astronomicum Caesareum deals primarily with observational problems and their graphical solutions. Aetronomicum of Astronomical History and Heritage. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Vom Astrolab zum mathematischen Besteck.

Description Astronomicum Caesareum His print shop started small. 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. A normal copyright tag is still required. InPeter Apian was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician and printer. Permission Reusing 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 dated are set into his house at Fish Square, Ljubljana.

Views Read View on Commons. 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.


TaschenbuchISBN The following other wikis use this file: Charles promised him a truly royal sum 3, golden guilderscaesxreum appointed him his court mathematician, and made him cwesareum Reichsritter a Free Imperial Knight and in even an Imperial Count Palatine. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy.

Public domain Public domain false false. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. The following astdonomicum wikis use this file: Summary [ edit ] Description Astronomicum Caesareum. Retrieved from ” https: Before writing and crafting the Astronomicum CaesareumApianus had pioneered in publishing books filled with ingenious movable devices, the so-called volvelles.

This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. One of the most curious is a pair of volvelles for finding the hour of conception from the time of asteonomicum and the phase of the moon. File File history File usage Global file usage Size of this preview: 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.

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They would have 14 children together, five girls and nine sons, one of whom was Philipp Apian —who, in addition to his own research, preserved the legacy of his father.

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 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.


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This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and astronpmicum where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

All following user names refer to en. Views Read Edit View history. He designed sundialspublished manuals for astronomical instruments and crafted volvelles “Apian wheels”measuring instruments useful for calculating time and distance for astronomical and astrological applications. The volvelles contain as many as five independently rotatable paper dials that can aastronomicum used to measure astronomical movement.

Half a dozen of his works were produced at his own press in the university town of Ingolstadt, where he was professor of astronomy. Uploading old version of file from en.

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Even in the sixteenth century it astronomicun a luxury book. 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 work.

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