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Lot 41622: Kircher, pub. 1654 - Surface of the Sun

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Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

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Description

This scientific engraving is from Athanasius Kircher's Magnes, sive De arte magnetica The work was published in Rome by B. Deversin & Z. Masotti in 1654. This was the third and last edition of the work revised and corrected by the author.

The work was an excellent study of magnetism. Kircher explored various applications including time measurement, medicine, music, and love.

Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680) was a Jesuit priest and scholar. He gathered and helped disseminate knowledge from around the world gathered by Jesuit missionaries. It is believed he was the first to depict the Pacific Ring of Fire on a map. He was one of the final Renaissance men. He lowered himself into Vesuvius after an eruption, experimented with bioluminescence as a light source, and make the first known Aeolian harp. He wrote 44 books, over 2000 manuscripts, and assembled one of the first natural history collections. Kircher's work was itself fascinating for its thematic maps. His work was on the underground passages and subterranean networks of the globe. He created a map that was the first to show ocean currents.

Dimensions

~ 14 1/2" by 12 1/4"

Artist or Maker

Athanasius Kircher

Medium

Engraving with Recent Professional Hand-coloring

Date

1654

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Magnes, sive De arte magnetica

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