Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Justura rubit est prius aut praes Jantius unguam..

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Article ID EUD3122
Artist Apian (1495-1552)
Peter Apian, or Petrus Apianus (1495 -1552), was a German scholar of the Renaissance period. He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, and cartographer, as well as a printer and editor. Apian collected extensive observational data on planetary motions and developed scientific instruments that were used to predict these planetary motions on the mechanical model. Some of these were paper discs stitched into his books that could be rotated against each other. How to operate these so-called volvelles, Apian explained in detail in the course of his texts.In the course of this activity, Apian developed a method for measuring geographic longitudes by means of lunar distances to stars. In 1527 he was the first occidental author, even before Blaise Pascal, to publish a variant of Pascal's triangle, which had been used earlier by Arabic and Chinese authors. Observations of Halley's comet in 1531 led Peter Apian (and, independently of him, Girolamo Fracastoro) to realize that the comet's tail always points in the direction opposite to the sun. As a court mathematician, Apian earned the favor of Emperor Charles V, who ennobled him and his brothers (George, Gregory, and Niclas) on July 20, 1541, at the Diet of Regensburg by appointing them "knightly nobles" (Reichsritterstand). Only a little later he was appointed court palatine. Peter Apian is the father of the mathematician and cartographer Philipp Apian.
Title Justura rubit est prius aut praes Jantius unguam..
Year ca. 1563
Description Map depicts the lower right part of the famous Apain general-bavaria map. This shows the Austrian part with Salzbug, St.Wolfgang, Speyer, Golling and the river Salzach.
The name Austria is first handed down in its Old High German form Ostarrichi from the year 996. The Latin form Austria was also used. In 1156 Austria became an independent duchy in the Holy Roman Empire. After the Babenbergs died out in 1246, the House of Habsburg prevailed in the struggle for rule in Austria. The area designated as Austria later included the entire Habsburg Monarchy and later the Austrian Empire, which was constituted in 1804, and the Austrian half of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy established in 1867. The present republic came into being in 1918.
Place of Publication Ingolstadt
Dimensions (cm)32,5 x 42,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored


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