"Athanasii Kircheri E Soc. Jesu Mundus Subterraneus", Kircher, Athanasius
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1678 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
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.
There are a few repairs in the blank margins, else fine.