Jacob Köbel (1462-1533) was a printer and publisher in Oppenheim.

Köbel graduated in arts and law from Heidelberg University in 1491. He appears to have then studied mathematics at Cracow, and is said to have been a fellow student of Copernicus there.[1] He learnt the publishing trade as editor and proofreader for Heinrich Knoblochtzer in Heidelberg. In 1494 he married a woman from Oppenheim and settled there as secretary to the city council.


  • Geometrey, 1498
  • Elucidatio Fabricae Ususque Astrolabii, 1513


  1. ^ R. M. Gascoigne, A chronology of the history of science 1450-1900, Garland Pub., 1987, p.413.