Auction 130, Lot 7

"Athanasii Kircheri E Soc. Jesu Mundus Subterraneus", Kircher, Athanasius

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1678 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.3 x 13 inches
21.1 x 33 cm

Decorative title page from this interesting early compilation of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. The engraving shows the world (on a north polar projection) suspended on a chain held by the hand of God, and surrounded by the twelve winds. Flanking the title are the muses of geography and astronomy. Published by Jansson-Waesberg.

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Condition: A

There are a few repairs in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/2/2009

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