Illustration by German scientist Petrus Apianus, aka Peter Apian, born in Saxony on April 16, 1495. A mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer, he was a favorite of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1540, Apian created Astronomicum Caesareum and dedicated it to his imperial benefactor. It was a sumptuous Renaissance instructive manual that explained, in part, how to use an astrolabe to calculate the altitude of the stars and planets.

Illustration by German scientist Petrus Apianus, aka Peter Apian, born in Saxony on April 16, 1495. A mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer, he was a favorite of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1540, Apian created Astronomicum Caesareum and dedicated it to his imperial benefactor. It was a sumptuous Renaissance instructive manual that explained, in part, how to use an astrolabe to calculate the altitude of the stars and planets.

  1. papiersdecolles reblogged this from nicotinengravy
  2. lespommesdeterre reblogged this from haremofpeacocks
  3. studiocornix reblogged this from simbologia
  4. auroreasonlever reblogged this from scottwasham
  5. lwasylivna reblogged this from scottwasham
  6. scottwasham reblogged this from alfiusdebux
  7. thesparrowandthecrow reblogged this from sinkingshits
  8. sinkingshits reblogged this from innercurtain
  9. arcanumvitae reblogged this from humanoidhistory
  10. innercurtain reblogged this from trashymommarocks
  11. trashymommarocks reblogged this from sinopupil
  12. lemaitrechat reblogged this from workman
  13. gyrate reblogged this from nicotinengravy
  14. yinely reblogged this from sweet-eglantine
  15. inkoftime reblogged this from simbologia
  16. lycanthropic reblogged this from testadicane
  17. testadicane reblogged this from workman
  18. echochambers reblogged this from scientificillustration
  19. dominious reblogged this from verderama
  20. rincharlotte73 reblogged this from dubstepcholla
  21. vintagemapblue reblogged this from bluecrowcafe
  22. sickfucked reblogged this from imensofarol
  23. miguelolvera reblogged this from workman
  24. imensofarol reblogged this from workman
  25. brotherrandolph reblogged this from artistjournals
  26. schmerznovelle reblogged this from fishnetsandmaliceaforethought
Short URL for this post: http://tmblr.co/ZCzndx1FrAsB3