Item 716 - Hveen

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GB 249 T-GED/22/1/716




  • 1586 [publication 1588 and later] (Creation)

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

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(c. 1540-1622)

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(c. 1540 - c. 1590)

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'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]

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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).

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  • Latin

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