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Auction 190, Lot 673

"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
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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.

Condition: A

Superb impression on a bright sheet with light dampstains along the edges, just entering image at top right.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 11/16/2022