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Auction 115, Lot 54

"Typus Sympathicus Microcosmi Cum Megacosmo", Kircher, Athanasius

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: d'Onder-Aardse Weereld

Color: Hand Color

8 x 12.5 inches
20.3 x 31.8 cm

This interesting engraving represents the theory that the human body is the cosmography of the microcosm in correlation to Ptolemy's cosmography of the macrocosm. Thus the workings of the human body are an analogy for the workings of the universe.


Condition: A

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/21/2006