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Kircher, Athanasius (1665)


Kircher, Athanasius (1665)

Kircher, Athanasius (1665)

Athanasii Kircheri | E Soc. Jesu | Mundus | Subterraneus, | In XII Libros digestus; | Qvo | Divinum Subterrestris Mundi Opificium, mira | Ergasteriorum Naturæ in eo distributio, verbo | [Greek pantamorphon] | Protei Regnum, | Universæ denique Naturæ Majestas & divitiæ summa | rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causæ acri indagine | inquisitæ demonstrantur; cognitæ per Artis & Naturæ conjugium ad | humanæ vitæ necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, | necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur. | Tomus I. [-II.] | Ad | Alexandrum VII. | Pont. Opt. Max. | [vignette] | Amstelodami, | [rule] | Apud Joannem Janssonium & Elizeum Weyerstraten, | Anno MDCLXV. Cum Privilegiis.

[Added engraved title page of volume 1:] Athanasii Kircheri | E Soc. Jesu | Mundus | Subteraneus. | Amsterodami, | Typis Joannis Janssonij et Elizaei Weyerstraet. | 1665.
[Engraved title page of volume 2:] [In the upper compartment:] Athanasii Kircheri | eSoc. Iesu | Mundi Subterranei | Tomus II.us | In v. libros digestus quibus | Mundi Subterranei fructus exponuntur, et | quidquid tandem rarum, insolitum, et portentosum | in foecundo Naturæ utero continetur, ante oculos | ponitur curiosi Lectoris. |  [In a lower compartment:] Orpheus, followed by 4 lines of text in Greek.


Collation: 2 vols. (bound in one)
[vol 1] 2°: *5 **6 ***4 A-Xx4; [30] 1-346 [6] p., portraits, plates
[vol 2] 2°: (*)6 A-Zz4 Aaa-Qqq4; [12] 1-487 [9] p., illustr., plates, maps, tables

Plates: many text illustrations, plates (some folding), maps (some folding), tables (some folding), diagrams

Page size: 237 x 390

Binding: contemporary full vellum with fading ink lettering on spine

Provenance: ownership stamp on title page "Vor. Chiolliere"

Other editions: 1668, 1678, Dutch (1682) and English (1669) translations

References: Hoover 483, Schuh 2658, Sinkankas 3419, Ward & Carozzi 1257

Collection: private collection

Kircher, Athanasius (1665)

Kircher, Athanasius (1665)