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The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive, Department of English, University of Virginia: Art, Nature, and Wonder; Athanasius Kircher: sunflower timepiece / syncretized Isis.
The Museum Of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, CA: Leben und Werk des Athanasius Kircher, S.J. 1602-1680, Unterirdische Wasser und Unterirdische Feuer, aus: "Mundus Subterraneus". (in German). See also here.
Deutsches Museum, München: Buch des Monats, September 2000, Kircher, Athanasius: China monumentis illustrata. Amstelodami 1667.
Louis De Vorsey, University of Georgia: Mapping the World Below: Athanasius Kircher and His Subterranean World. Mercator's World, vol. 8 no. 2 (March/April, 2003), pages 28-3.
Galleria d'Arte "Il Salotto", Como, Italia (in Italian): Archivio Attivo Arte Contemporanea, Æstetica Magnetica opere, interventi, documenti per un incontro interdisciplinare. Go to: Incisione su rame dall’opera di ATHANASIUS KIRCHER "MAGNES SIVE DE MAGNETICA ARTE" per gentile concessione della BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE di COMO. See also here, and there.
Klaus-Peter Kelber, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Würzburg: Athanasius Kircher Links, with a Geoscience Bias, Picture from Mundus subterraneus. "Systema Ideale PYRO- PHYLACIORUM Subterraneorum, quorum montes Vulcanii, veluti spiracula quaedam existant".
Ralph Major Photograph Collection, Medical Center, University of Kansas: Subject of photographs by time period, 17th Century; References to Major, Subterranean lakes, and Subterranean fire. Illustration from Mundus Subterraneus, Athanasius Kircher, 1665.
The Map House of London: The Scientific World. Published by the celebrated Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, this is one of the first scientific attempts to depict the features of the physical world. This extraordinary map depicts ocean currents and volcanoes.
Takami Matsuda, Professor, Faculty of Letters, Keio University, Japan: European Illustrated Books, Athanasius Kircher, Mundus subterraneus (Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius à Waesberge & Filios, 1678). This web-based catalogue deals with European illustrated books and manuscripts mainly from fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, together with some additions from earlier and later periods. All items are in the possession of Keio University Library, unless otherwise noted. See also: Athanasius Kircher, La Chine d’Athanase Kirchere (Amsterdam: Jean Jansson à Waesberge, 1670).
Chris Mullen, Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities at the University of Brighton: The Visual Telling of Stories - an interactive critical database dedicated to the narrative. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK. A digital library. This is the beginning of an archive of selections from published works that are representative of the best of their kind, have shaped the history of the illustrated book and help in the understanding of book design. Go to: Athanasius Kircher CHINA MONUMENTIS Amsterdam 1667, and other works. Navigate from here.
! Martin Okrusch and Klaus-Peter Kelber, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Würzburg: Erkenntnisse – Phantasien – Visionen. Athanasius Kirchers geologisches Weltbild im Lichte heutiger Anschauungen (in German). Contribution (PDF files) to the exhibition: "Magie des Wissens. Athanasius Kircher 1602-1680: Universalgelehrter - Sammler - Visionär". October 01 – December 14, 2002, Martin von Wagner Museum, Würzburg University.
RAI INTERNATIONAL: Kircher Athanasius: Frontespizio del Mundus Subterraneus. (Athanasius Kircher: Il Museo del Mondo)
Smithsonian Institution Libraries:
Voyages. Go to:
Journeys Over Land and Sea: Travelers and Places.
Printed maps and illustrated accounts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and America preserved knowledge
contained in early manuscripts and contemporary travels and disseminated it to a wider audience.
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