Astronomicum Caesareum.

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Author / Creator:Apian, Peter, 1495-1552, author.
Imprint:[Ingolstadt] : [Peter Apian], [May 1540]
Description:[118] pages : illustrations (woodcuts, chiefly color), hand colored coats of arms (woodcuts) ; 47 cm (folio)
Subject:Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Comets -- Early works to 1800.
Early works.
Volvelles -- Germany -- Ingolstadt -- 1540.
Woodcuts -- Germany -- Ingolstadt -- 1540.
Hand coloring.
Cancel slips (Printing)
Ties (Binding)
Annotations (Provenance)
Underscoring (Provenance)
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
Format: E-Resource Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Library's copy with original silk threads to the volvelles with small pearls or colored glass[?] beads at the ends; volvelle on page [17] lacking moving parts, silk thread detached and laid in; silk thread on pages [23], [27], and [31] detached and laid in; cancel slip pasted over lines 38-39, column 2 page [75]; some initials hand colored by former owner[?].
University of Chicago Library's copy from the library of Joseph Halle Schaffner, Friend of the University.
Discovery of this item made possible by a gift from Julie and Roger Baskes.
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Varying Form of Title:Astronomici Caesarei per Petrum Apianum Misnensem exactissime concinnati, inductionum, demonstrationum, exemplorumque fidelissime referti
Astronomici Caesarei per Petrvm Apianvm Misnensem exactissime concinnati, indvctionvm, demonstrationvm, exemplorvmqve fidelissime referti
Other authors / contributors:Ostendorfer, Michael, approximately 1492-1559, engraver.
Brosamer, Hans, approximately 1500-approximately 1554, attributed name.
Wittich, Paul, -1586, former owner.
Silver, Louis H., former owner.
Schaffner, Joseph Halle, 1897-1972, former owner.
Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601, inscriber.
Provenance:Former owner's book label: Louis H. Silver.
Bookplate: Ex libris Joseph Halle Schaffner.
Inscription by Tycho Brahe: D[omi]no Paulo Witichio Wratislauiensj ob amicitam & comune[m] mathemati[cum] amorem d[ono] d[edit] Tÿcho Brahe Huanae anno 1580 29 Octobris.
Former owners' manuscript annotations in 2 hands and underscoring.
Partially paginated in manuscript beginning on page [2]: 1-46.
Binding: Half-bound leather and marbled paper over boards; armorial device pasted to front cover; date "1686" tooled on front cover; fabric ties (1 missing); paper tab on first page of "Meteorscopion".
Notes:Woodcut illustrations by Michael Ostendorfer. Consult Library of Congress. Vision of a collector: The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress, page 392.
Woodcut initials attributed to Hans Brosamer.
Includes 22 volvelles.
Colophon [printed in reverse]: Factum et actum Ingolstadij in aedibus nostris, anno a Christo nato sesqimillesimo quadragesimo mense Maio.
Signatures: A-F⁴ G⁶(-G2) H-N⁴ O⁶; [
Title within decorative woodcut border (hand colored); title vignette (hand colored); head-pieces (hand colored); initials.
Printed in double columns.
Last page blank.
For full description see Gingerich, Apianus' Astronomicum Caesareum and its Leipzig facsimile in Journal of the history of astronomy, ii (1971), 168-177.
Includes index.
Includes errata (page [8]).
"Meteorscopion planium Apiani"--Pages [97]-[117].
Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), entry VD16 A 3073
Sotheby's (Firm). Catalogue of distinguished printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts, the property of the Newberry Library, Chicago ... , entry 4
Library of Congress. Vision of a collector: The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress, entry 94