"Figura II. Machina Anemica [on sheet with] Figura III", Kircher, Athanasius
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1676 (circa)
Publication: Mundus Subterraneus
Color: Black & White
7.3 x 9.5 inches
18.5 x 24.1 cm
This scene shows a wind-driven mine shaft ventilator being blown by a wind head. The verso shows a scene of two men raising a bucket of water from a well. This engraving was part of Athenasius Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus, which was one of the first books in the study of geology. On a full sheet of text (9 x 14").