Book/Printed MaterialAlbumasar De magnis [con]iunctionibus, anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus, ac eo[rum] profectionibus, octo [con]tine[n]s tractatus.
De magnis [con]iunctionibus, anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus, ac eo[rum] profectionibus, octo [con]tine[n]s tractatus. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions of the birth-years) and other writings, based in great part on al-Kindī.--Cf Enzyk. d. Islām adn Sarton, Introd. hist. sci.  v. 1, p. 568. In Latin. LAC ecr 2018-08-30 LAC scc 2018-09-07...
- Contributor: Abū Maʻshar - Kind - Joannes - Early Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1515
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Photo, Print, Drawing[Cosmographical chart] 1 print : woodcut.
- Date: 1524
Photo, Print, DrawingDe figuere vander divisien der spheren ... 1 p. | Motionless earth in center of universe surrounded by seven concentric spheres which carry the sun, the moon, and the planets.
- Contributor: Apian, Peter
- Date: 1545
Photo, Print, Drawing[Atlas, dressed like an ancient king, holding earth centered universe on his shoulders] 1 print : woodcut engraving.
- Date: 1559
Photo, Print, Drawing[Geometric figure of earth, sun, and moon calculated by Aristarchus to approximate real scale of the solar system] 1 p.
- Contributor: Aristarchus, of Samos - Aristarchus
- Date: 1572
Photo, Print, Drawing[An illustration of the Ptolemaic concept of the universe showing the earth in the center] 1 print : woodcut.
- Date: 1513
Book/Printed MaterialAlmagestū Cl. Ptolemei. Opus ingens ac nobile omnes celorū motus continens. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Translated by Gherardo da Cremona from an Arabic version.--Cf. M.B. Stillwell. The awakening interest in science during the first century of printing, 1970, no. 97. In LC copy the date 1515 has been altered to 1465 on t.p., and on rector and verso of last leaf. Inserted are teh 2 start mpas...
- Contributor: Ptolemy - Gherardo - Honter, Johannes
- Date: 1515
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Book/Printed MaterialNicolai Copernici Torinensis De revolvtionibvs orbium cœlestium, libri VI. Habes in hoc opere iam recens nato, & ædito, studiose lector, motus stellarum, tam fixarum, quàm erraticarum, cum ex ueteribus tum etiam ex ... Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Published also under title: Astronomia instaurata, libris sex comprehensa, qui De revolutionibus orbium cœlestium inscribuntur. Nunc ... restituta ... studio d. Nicolai Mvlerii.
- Contributor: Copernicus, Nicolaus
- Date: 1543
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Book/Printed MaterialCosmographiae introductio : cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae principijs ad eam rem necessarijs.
Cosmographiae introdvctio Abridgement of his "Cosmographicus liber" of 1524. Imprint from colophon. Signatures: A-D⁸. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Alden, J.E. European Americana, 537/1 Thacher, II, p.53 (Americana)
- Contributor: Apian, Peter - John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1537
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CollectionFinding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we...
- Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth
ArticleModeling the Cosmos
- Date: 1610