Astronomicum Caesareum. Petrus Apian. Astronomy Library of the Vienna University. Version: Colour – Low Quality. Digitized and composed by H. Petsch. 5 May Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, ) is one of the finest printed books in the National Library of Scotland, hand coloured. 14 Nov 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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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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. The book uses volvelles as a way to represent the functions of the astrolabe, an instrument used to take astronomical measurements. 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. Il mito di Fetonte Rosa.
The great volume grew and changed in the course of the printing, eventually comprising caezareum leaves, of which twenty-one contain moving parts and twelve more have index threads.
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From to he studied at the University of Leipzig ; during this time, he Latinized his name to Apianus lat. Printed and bound decoratively, with about a known copies,  it included several volvelles that allowed users to calculate dates, the positions of constellations and so on.
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German mathematician and cartographer. Creating mediafile for Pharos. Next Apianus turns to two ancient eclipses, one reported by Plutarch in the year in which Darius was defeated by Alexander the Great and the other reported by Pliny in the second century B.
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This part concludes with several movable devices for an assortment of chronological and astrological inquiries. 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.
Astronomicum Caesareum, Ingolstadt Description Astronomicum Caesareum Production of the magnum opus must have taken the astronomer several years, for between and he published few other books.
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The emperor also bestowed some more unusual rewards on the astronomer for this typographic tour de force: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. A normal copyright tag is still required. German mathematician and cartographer.