Auction 139, Lot 70

"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").


Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/15/2012