Auction 113, Lot 363

"Situs Insulae Atlantidis, a Mari olim absorptae ex mente Aegyptiorum et Platonis descriptio", Kircher, Athanasius

Subject: Atlantic - Atlantis

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: d'Onder-Aardse Weereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.3 x 4 inches
16 x 10.2 cm

Fascinating small map showing the large mythical island of Atlantis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The map is curiously oriented with south at top. This is from Kircher's masterpiece, the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theories (sometimes fantastic) in the areas of physics, geography, geology, and chemistry. On a full sheet of Dutch text. Published in a Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Subterranean World by Johann Waesberger.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/7/2005

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