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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Petrus Apianus

InApianus moved to Vienna and continued his studies at the University of Viennawhich was considered one of the leading universities in geography and mathematics at the time and where Georg Tannstetter taught. The second part of the Astronomicum Caesareum deals primarily with observational problems and their graphical solutions.

Il mito di Fetonte Rosa. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy. Summary Description Astronomicum Caesareum Horoscopion Apiani Generale…, Ingolstadt TaschenbuchISBN This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details.

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This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. Licensing for more information. There also must have been other revisions in the design.

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Eduardo Paolozzi and Isaac Newton. Inhe observed Halley’s comet and noted that a comet ‘s tail always point away from the sun.


Apian, humanist mathematician and astronomer and born Bienewitz in Leisnig, Saxony Biene is German for bee, hence the Latinizing of his name to Apianwas the son of a prosperous shoemaker and studied in Vienna, Regensburg and Landshut where 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. All following user names refer to en. Retrieved from ” https: His print shop started small.

Public domain Public domain false false. A normal copyright tag is still required. Through his work, Apian became a favourite of emperor Charles V. 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. Charles had praised astronomjcum work the Cosmographicus liber at the Imperial Diet of and granted him a printing monopoly in and 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 book bears early provenance of Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria who was educated at Ingolstadt, was a patron of Apian and who presented caesarsum copies, in this case to Wolfgang Bosch whose bookplate is astronomcum the back pastedown.

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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. Caaesareum work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Arabic Constellations in Renaissance Astronomy”.


Apianus married the daughter of a councilman of Landshut, Katharina Mosner, in The following other wikis use this file: Astronomische Gesellschaft Abstract Series. 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 great volume grew and changed in the course of the printing, eventually comprising fifty-five leaves, of which twenty-one contain moving parts and twelve more have index threads.

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Although moving parts have not cesareum 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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