13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 525
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
Tyge Ottesen Brahe (1546-1601), in black doublet and ruff, a globe, telescope and mathematical instruments beside him
rectangular, 1¾ x 2 3/8 in. (44 x 61 mm.)
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Tyge Brahe was a Danish nobleman and prominent astronomer of the late 16th century.
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