KIRCHER ATHANASIUS

Schema Corporis Solaris, prout ab auctore et P. Scheinero Romae anno 1635 observatum fuit
Amsterdam,1665
Sun
Cod 2270
1.800,00 €
Copper engraving, mm 370x420, coloured by hand, from “Mundus Subterraneus”. One of the most important and vibrant maps by Athanasius Kircher. It shows a dramatic sun with solar flares and surface eruptions based on the observations of Athanasius Kircher and Christoph Scheiner in 1635. In “Mundus subterraneus” Kircher also describes a volcanic system that was in the core of the Earth, connected to the surface. This system was connected with a hydrosystem causing the movement of water to and from the surface – hence ocean currents, earthquakes, tides, and more. Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, was one of the first compilers of knowledge of the physical features of the world. Kircher's work is revolutionary and among the first serious scientific studies of this phenomenon. General good condition, little portion of left bottom margin added, some minor restored tears.



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