ALTEA ANTIQUE MAPS, London: The Americas. Go to:
90, KIRCHER, Athanasius,
Mappa Fluxus et Refluxus rationes in Isthmo Americano, in Freto
Magellanico, cæterisque Americæ Litoribus exhibens (Click the World Icon). Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1682. 340 x 410mm.
An early geological map, published in a Dutch-text edition of the Mundus Subterraneus, first published 1665.
Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, was one of the first compilers of knowledge of the physical features of the world.
This map of the Americas marks rivers, the Andes and a huge lake as the source of the Amazon. The ocean
currents are also shown: Tooley states that the maps in this work were the earliest to do so.
TOOLEY: Dictionary p.357; BURDEN: 382.
See also: Decorative Items, 1005, KIRCHER, Athanasius, Systema Ideale Quo Exprimitur Aquarum per Canales hyrdagogos subterraneos...; Systema Ideale Pyrophylaciorum Subterraneorum, quorum montes Vulcanii... (Click the World Icon). Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1682. Later colouring. Two plates ea. 360 x 415mm. Two finely-engraved plates showing the world surrounded by wind heads, each with a network of subterranean passages, one for magma with volcanic outlets, the other for water with outlets in rivers and caverns. From a Dutch-text edition of the Mundus Subterraneus, first published 1665, one of the first studies of the physical features of the world, and, according to Tooley, the first to depict the ocean currents. TOOLEY: Dictionary p.357.
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.
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.
Paul M. Dowling, Liber Antiquus: Early imprinted Books I-L. Scroll down to: Number 47. Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680), $14,000 (with annotations). See also number 48.
Rand & Rose Flem-Ath: Atlantis and the Earth's Shifting Crust.
Michael John Gorman, Stanford University: Kircher and the pharmacy of the Collegio Romano. The spagyrical furnace of the pharmacy of the Collegio Romano, from Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus. In: Caroline Bouguereau, Athanasius Kircher's Magnetic Clock.
Stephen Jay Gould (page hosted by FINDarticles.COM): Lyell's Pillars of Wisdom.(Charles Lyell)(includes from the works of Lyell, Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, and Robert Frost). Natural History April, 1999. Go to: page 2: Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680).
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: ATHANASIUS KIRCHER UND HERZOG AUGUST DER JÜNGERE VON BRAUNSCHWEIG-LÜNEBURG. In German. See here.
Peter Huber, Wiener Neustadt: Kunst- und Wunderkammern, Das Museum des Athanasius Kircher (in Gwerman).
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". See also: Kelber, K.-P. and Okrusch, M. (2002): Athanasius Kircher retrospektiv: Pendelschläge geowissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis.- (PDF file). S. 137-162; In: Beinlich, H., Vollrath, H.-J. and Wittstadt, K. (Hrsg.): Spurensuche: Wege zu Athanasius Kircher.- (J.H. Röll) Dettelbach.
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).
Joseph MacDonnell, S.J., Mathematics Department, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT: Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602 - 1680). Master of a Hundred Arts.
Adam McLean, Glasgow: The Alchemy Web site, Table of alchemical equipment and operations by Athanasius Kircher. This systematic table of alchemical operations and apparatus is found in Athanasius Kircher, Mundus Subterraneus... Amsterdam, 1665. Tomus II., page 260.
! 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)
Michon Scott: Strange Science. Curious missteps in biology and paleontology are featured here. This Web site also provides some biographies. Go to: Athanasius Kircher.
SILS Art Image Project, School of Information and Library Studies, The University of Michigan: Map of the Sun. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image. Illustration from "Mundus Subterraneus", by Athanasius Kircher, Waesberge & Filios, Amsterdam, 1678. 3rd edition, volume I, p. 64.
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. Scroll down to: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) Mundus subterraneus (Underground world) Amsterdam: Joannern Janssonium and Elizeum Weyerstraten, 1664-65. View enlarged images from this item: Image 1, and Image 2.
Thomaston Auction Gallery: Results of Feature Sale held Friday, September 29, 2000. Scroll down to "Mundus subterraneus".
Special Collections Department at UCL Library Services,
University College London:
The Johnston-Lavis Literature Collection.
This website showcases an important collection of volcanological literature that was formerly
owned by Dr Henry James Johnston-Lavis. Don´t miss to visit the
Contains a small selection of book illustrations, including some of Mundus subterraneus by A. Kircher.
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