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Collection of Tycho Brahe engravings

 Collection — Box: FF 4
Identifier: FF 4

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Tycho Brahe engravings (1 flat case file; 1662) contains 15 engravings (all on paper) that were once pages from Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Major.  The engravings illustrate Brahe’s astronomical instruments and observations from his observatories, Uraniborg and Stjerneborg, in Hven, Sweden.  Some of the paper contains two different watermarks: an elephant and Christ.

Dates

  • 1662
  • Majority of material found in 1662
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/11/2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

15 items other_unmapped

1.00 flat_file_drawer

Abstract

The Collection of Tycho Brahe engravings (1 flat case file; 1662) contains 15 engravings (all on paper) that were once pages from Joan Blaeu’s Atlas maior, siue, Cosmographia Blauiana : qua solum, salum, cœlum, accuratissime describuntur.  The engravings illustrate Brahe’s astronomical instruments and observations from his observatories, Uraniborg and Stjerneborg, in Hven, Sweden.

Arrangement Note

The engravings are in the order as they would have appeared in Atlas Major.

Source of Acquisition

Oliver D. Dunn

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Oliver D. Dunn to Purdue University in 1963.  Dunn purchased the collection of engravings from Maria Bloch of Branner's Bibliofile Antikvariat in Copenhagen.

Existence and Location of Originals

http://www.oshermaps.org/of-maps-and-history/vol1-of-blaeus-atlas-major

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Other Descriptive Information

Conservation work performed on the prints by Rivers Paper Conservation and Preservation Services in 2003.

Processing Information

All fifteen engravings have been placed in individual acid-free folders and stored in a flat case file.
Title
Collection of Tycho Brahe engravings
Status
In Progress
Author
Kristin Leaman
Date
03/04/2013
Description rules
aacr
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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