Apianus's Astronomicum Caesareum and its Leipzig Facsimile

@article{Gingerich1971ApianussAC,
  title={Apianus's Astronomicum Caesareum and its Leipzig Facsimile},
  author={O. Gingerich},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1971},
  volume={2},
  pages={168 - 177}
}
  • O. Gingerich
  • Published 1971
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
The most spectacular contribution of the book-maker's art to sixteenth-century science was without doubt the Astronomicum Caesareum of Petrus Apianus. Designed for Charles Y and his brother Ferdinand, the volume was in every way a luxurious and princely production. Its pages were large, brilliantly hand-coloured, and filled with ingeniously contrived mechanisms, sometimes with five or even six layers of paper disks, arranged to give planetary positions plus a variety of calendarial and… Expand

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Apianus, Asironomicum Caesareum : folio F II, the mechanism for the lunar longitude, set for the birth of Charles V
    Apianus, Astronomicum Caesareum: detail of folio D III, the equatorium for the Martian longitude, set for the birth of Charles V
      Beverley Hills, California, private collection of Harry Levinson