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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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.
TaschenbuchISBN astrknomicum Vom Astrolab zum mathematischen Besteck. Description Astronomicum Caesareum Macrocosm. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.
The main contemporary use of the book would have been to cast horoscopes. The emperor also bestowed some more unusual rewards on the astronomer for this typographic tour astronomicim force: Retrieved from ” https: Public domain Public domain false false.
You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. When the plague broke out in Vienna inhe completed his aastronomicum with a B. Apianus married the daughter of a councilman of Landshut, Katharina Mosner, in The second part of the Astronomicum Caesareum deals primarily with observational problems and their graphical solutions.
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Illustration de Astronomicum Caesareum: As a result of this magnificent volume, Emperor Charles V granted the professor a new coat of arms Sstronomicum printed a replacement page, which is found in some of the copies. Research Professor of Astronomy. Pena, Rothmann and Brahe, Summary”.
The British Astronoicum for the History of Science. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Charles had praised aztronomicum work the Cosmographicus liber at the Imperial Diet of and granted him a printing monopoly in and You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.
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. Arabic Constellations in Renaissance Astronomy”. The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. German mathematician and cartographer.
Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt 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. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. All this furthered Apian’s reputation as an eminent scientist.
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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. Apianus did not originally plan to have the two sets of lunar volvelles facing each other; at the back of the Rosenwald copy are cancel leaves for folios GII an GIII according to an earlier conception for this section of the book.
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Horoscopion Apiani Generale…, Ingolstadt 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.
Even in the sixteenth century it was a luxury book. And then, in a pioneering use of astronomical chronology, he takes up the circumstances of several historical eclipses. Tools What links here Upload astronomicym Special pages Page information. This page was last edited on 2 Juneat This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
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All following user names refer to en. 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.
The following page uses this file: The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. Astronomicum Carsareum is noted for its visual appeal. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work.