"Effigies Tychonis Brahe O.F. Aedificii et Instrumentorum Astronomicorum Structoris. Ao. Domini 1587, Aetatis Suae 40", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Prints - Astronomy
Period: 1662 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Major
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 16.3 inches
26.2 x 41.4 cm
This engraving shows Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, in his observatory on the island of Hven. In the foreground, three apprentices are sighting and recording the movements of a celestial object using a large quadrant. This was one of seven engravings of the life and works of Brahe published in Blaeu's Atlas Major. This engraving is still part of a bi-folium with three pages of Spanish text.
References: cf. Kanas #8.15; cf. Whitfield #91.
Superb impression on a bright sheet with light dampstains along the edges, just entering image at top right.