Auction 108, Lot 6

"Athanasii Kircheri E Soc. Jesu Mundus Subterraneus", Kircher, Athanasius

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1678 (dated)

Publication: Mundus Subterraneus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.3 x 13.2 inches
21.1 x 33.5 cm

Decorative title page from this interesting early compilation of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. The engraving shows the world (on a north polar projection) suspended on a chain held by the hand of god, and surrounded by the twelve winds. Published by Jansson-Waesberg.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004

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