"Tabula Fluxus et Refluxus, rationes in Mari Anglico…", Kircher, Athanasius
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: d'Onder-Aardse Weereld
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 7.7 inches
19.8 x 19.6 cm
This unusual map 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. It was the first book to describe the ocean's currents - the focus of this map that shows Britain, Scandinavia, Iceland and the mythical island of Frisland, as well as sketchy coastlines of Western Europe and Canada. On a full sheet of Dutch text. Published in a Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Subterranean World by Johann Waesberger.