Astronomiae instauratae mechanica
(Instruments for a Restored Astronomy)
Tycho Brahe; Nuremberg, 1602
Tycho built a state-of-the-art observatory on his Danish island and outfitted it with large and extremely accurate naked-eye instruments. Here he highlights the instruments he and his assistants used to make the observations leading to the overthrow of Aristotle's and Ptolemy's concept of the universe.
Gift of the Burndy Library