Peter Bienewitz (Apianus, ca. 1500-1552)Astronomicum Cæsareum, Ingolstadt, 1540
This splendid volume contains an impressive number of sophisticated, vividly coloured and perfectly working paper instruments that illustrate the characteristics of the Ptolemaic universe. The author was Holy Roman Emperor Charles V’s cosmographer.

Peter Bienewitz (Apianus, ca. 1500-1552)
Astronomicum Cæsareum, Ingolstadt, 1540

This splendid volume contains an impressive number of sophisticated, vividly coloured and perfectly working paper instruments that illustrate the characteristics of the Ptolemaic universe. The author was Holy Roman Emperor Charles V’s cosmographer.

petrus apianus peter bienewitz cosmographer charles v illustration

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