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Athanasius Kircher (1602 - 1680)

Lot 176: KIRCHER, ATHANASIUS.

Sotheby's

November 20, 2003
London, United Kingdom

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Obeliscus Pamphilius, hoc est interpretatio nova & hucusque intentata, obelisci hieroglyphici. Rome: Lodovico Grignani, 1650

first edition, folio (332 x 229mm.), engraved frontispiece, woodcut arms of Pope Innocent X on title-page, engraved portrait, one folding engraved plate, 5 full-page engravings in text, eighteenth-century vellum-backed boards, small paper flaw in e4 with loss of a few letters, some light browning

Literature

Cicognara 2526; Schudt 1130

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