Cosmographia Petri Apiani


Cosmographia Petri Apiani

Reference Number

GA6 .A48 1551






Full title: Cosmographia Petri Apiani / per Gemmam Frisium apud Louanienses medicum & mathematicum insignẽ, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta, figurísque nouis illustrata: additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gẽmæ Frisii.
In the 80 years between 1529 and 1609 Apian's popular text on the basic concepts of astronomy and geography went through 41 editions. It provided an explanation of cosmography by giving a mathematical description of the earth and heavens. Astronomical data were used to determine position in space and Apian explained how to find latitude, longitude, and time with mathematical instruments. Paper instruments, known as volvelles, assisted the reader to make geographical calculations.

Extent (Pages, Duration, Dimensions)

74 pages

Is Part Of

Rare Book Collection, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library

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