Astronomicum Caesareum title page, 1540

Astronomicum Caesareum title page, 1540

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Caption: Astronomicum Caesareum title page. This astronomical atlas contains early examples of volvelles, in which nested circular pieces of paper rotated by revolving on grommets. It was made for King Charles V in 1540 by the German printer Petrus Apianus (1495-1552).

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