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Auction 116, Lot 902

"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

Size:
7.5 x 13 inches
19.1 x 33 cm
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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.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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