image MS_648_6_051_001
Image number: RS.17168
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Map of the island of Hven with details of Uraniborg

Date

1590

Creator

Franz Hogenberg (1530-1590, Netherlandish), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p51

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 395mm
width (plate): 530mm

Subject

Content object

map

Description

Engraving of the map of Hven with details of Uraniborg, engraved by Frans Hogenberg. Printed for Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, or in German, Contrafactur und Beschreibung von den vornembsten Stetten der Welt (Cologne: Bertram Büchholtz, 1590).

The detail shows the observatory set up by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). The small island of Hven, between Zealand and Scania, was Danish at the time.

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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