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Astronomicum Caesareum

CreatorPetrus Apianus
Place of OriginIngolstadt; Germany
DescriptionThe Astronomicum Caesareum is considered to be one of the most sumptuous printed books of the 16th century. The extraordinary beauty of the illustrations prepared in the author's own printing workshop and the elegance of the typesetting make it one of the most outstanding products of the printing press. Petrus Apianus collected a compendium of contemporary knowledge on astronomy. The book contains thirty-five moving disks, all hand-coloured, enabling the user to calculate astronomical, astrological and calendar data and the movements of the planets.
TagsPetrus Apianus; astronomy; Emperor Charles V; printed; coloured disks
Dimensions450 x 300 x 35
Material/MediumPaper; printed book
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Image LicensePDM (public domain)
Image Rights Holder© The University of Barcelona
Photographic CreditsRare Book and Manuscript Library
Metadata RightsCC-O