Apianus writing about the Pole Star, 1564

Apianus writing about the Pole Star, 1564

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Caption: Apianus writing about the Pole Star. Artwork showing the measurement of the declination of the Pole Star, on an appendix page from the 1564 (Antwerp) edition of Cosmographia. This work on astronomy was originally published in 1524 by the German astronomer Petrus Apianus (1495-1552). It was reprinted 30 times in 14 languages, and remained popular until the end of the 16th century. The text is in Latin.

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