Henricus Petrus

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De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus, title page of 2nd edition of 1566, Basilea, Ex Officina Henricpetrina

Henricus Petrus (1508–1579) and his son Sebastian Henric Petri (1546, Basel – 1627, Basel) headed the printer shop of Basel (Basilea in Latin), called Officina Henricpetrina.

Among their best known works, both of 1566, the second edition of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus, first published in 1543 in Nuremberg by Johannes Petreius, and of Narratio Prima by Georg Joachim Rheticus, published in 1540 in Danzig (Gdańsk) by Franz Rhode.


  • Liber pantegni, Opera omnia ysaac. Ed. Andreas Turinus. Lugduni 1515; Constantini opera. Apud Henricus Petrus. Basileae 1536/39.
  • The Cosmographia' by Sebastian Münster (1488–1552) from 1544 was the earliest German description of the world.
  • Daniel Santbech, Problematum astronomicorum et geometricorum sectiones septem, published 1561 in Basel by Henrich Petri and Petrus Perna.

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