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BLAEU, J. - Declaracion del Traco en llano de Steleburg.

BLAEU, J. -  Declaracion del Traco en llano de Steleburg.
Declaracion del Traco en llano de Steleburg. - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Declaracion del Traco en llano de Steleburg..
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1659.
Size : 10.4 x 10.4 inches. / 26.5 x 26.5 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :Decorative plan of Steleburg on the island Hvan in the Danish Sound. Showing Tycho Brahe's famous observatory Uraniborg established in 1576, under the patronage of Frederick II, King of Denmark. Tycho Brahe had studied and traveled widely in Europe, buying instruments, visiting mathematicians and making astronomical observations. By the year 1592 the building of his observatory had been completed.
Here talented young astronomers were given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of science under the direction of Tycho Brahe and with the help of up-to-date instruments.
One of these students was Willem Blaeu.
Koeman I, BL 60A (pp.271-291), Cf. A. Berkhemer, 'De Spaanse Atlas Mayor van Blaeu: nieuwe gegevens', Caert-Thresoor 16 (1997) 3, pp.71-76, H. De la Fontaine Verwey, The 'Spanish Blaeu,' Quaerendo 11 (1981), pp.83-94.
Condition : Mint. A good and dark impression, wide margins. From a rare Spanish text edition.

ID: 36117

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