"d'Onder-Aardse Weereld door Athanasius Kircherus in xii Boeken", Kircher, Athanasius
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: d'Onder-Aardse Weereld
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 13 inches
19.1 x 33 cm
This allegorical title page is from the Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Mundus Subterraneus (Subterranean World) published by Joannes Janssonius van Waasberge. The scene is arrayed around a statue of the great Diana of Ephesus as the goddess of nature with a mining scene in the background. A small cherub holds a portrait of the author in the foreground.