Tyho Brahe: Ichnographia Praecipuae Domus Arcis Uraniburgi
Ichnographia Praecipuae Domus Arcis Uraniburgi.
Copper etching by Joan Blaeu (1599 - 1673) in original hand coloring (tones of brown).
Plan of Uraniborg, Tyho Brahe's research institute on the island of Hven (belongs to Sweden). Brahe was the owner of the island, haveing received it from the Danish king. He built the castle dedicated to the Godess of the Sky and it is called Uraniborg (in Latin: Uraniburgi). Nearby he built the Steleburg for his astromical research. (See below.)
Crease in lower right margin corner.Light browing on margin edges otherwise clean and well preserved. Verso: Text in Spanish (showing slightly through).
40.0 x 51.0 cm (15.7 x 20.1")
Danish: Uranienborg, Swedish: Uraniborg was a Danish astronomical observatory and alchemy laboratory on Hven, an island in the Øresund between Zealand and Scania, Sweden.
The building was dedicated to Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, and it was named Uraniborg, "The Castle of Urania".
Flemish Renaissance; Danish architect Hans van Emden and sculptor Johan Gregor van der Schardt.
Martin Zeiler, Nicolaus Reimers, Erik Lange, and David Wunderer being some of the noted visitors.
Comet of 1577; Tychonic system; armillary sphere; Astronomiae instauratae mechanica;