Item 716 - Hveen

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 T-GED/22/1/716




  • 1586 [publication 1588 and later] (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 map; black and white; engraving; 48.2 x 34 cm on 56 x 41.7 cm sheet

Context area

Name of creator

(c. 1540-1622)

Biographical history

Name of creator

(c. 1540 - c. 1590)

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

'Topographia Insulae Huenae in celebri porthmo Regni Daniae, quem uulgo Oersunt uocant. Effigiata Coloniae 1586.'

Map of the island of Hveen near Copenhagen where the astronomer Tycho Brahe established the observatory Uraniborg after he was awarded the island by Frederick II.

Anon. [George Braun and Frans Hogenberg]

Scale unspecified.

Two insets: 'Vraniburgum [... ] Ichnographia Praecipvae Domus.'; 'Totius Ambit et capacita tis delineatio.'

On the reverse, one page with text (Latin) 'Topographia Insulae Huenae in Celebri Porthmo Regni Daniae [ ]' (p.27).

From George Braun and Frans Hogenberg, 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' (Cologne, 1586 and later), part IV, Latin edition, map 27 (Koeman, 2, 1969, p. 20, B&H4).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier




Accession area

Related subjects

Related genres

Related places