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Title page of Tycho Brahe's Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica (Astronomical Instruments). Brahe (1546-1601) is considered the greatest astronomical observer of the pre-telescopic era. In this book, first published in 1598, he described the astronomical instruments he invented and used to make his astronomical measurements. This page is from an edition published in 1602.
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