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Kircher, A "
D'onder-aardse weereld in haar goddelijk maaksel en wonderbare uitwerkselen aller dingen; in Xii boeken nauwkeurig beschreven. Vervat in Ii deelen. Waar van dit eerste handeld van het wiskundig werkstuk des aardkloots in 't heel-al. De konstige samenstel en schikking der bergen; de krachtige beweging der zeen en rivieren; den oorpsrong der onderaardse vuuren, winden en fonteinen; beneffens der selve woedend vermogen in de tempeesten en aardbevingen [.]."
Amsterdam, J. & G. Janssonius van Waesberge, 1682. Folio. [xx], 425, [11]-[viii], 415, [13] pp. With frontispiece, engraved title-vignette, engrved coat of arms, 15 (13 folding, mostly double-page) plates; 2 volvelles and numerous full-page and smaller woodcuts and engravings in the text (on all kinds of subjects). Full calf binding. (some plates sl.browned; 1 volvelle neatly re-attached; upper margin of part Ii partly water stained; 1 fold. plate repaired and water stained; a short biography of Kircher is written in quasi-printed letters on the first 2 blanks). Very good copy. ¶ First (and only) edition in Dutch of this encyclopedic work on what lies beneath the surface of the earth. The Mundus Subterraneus was arguable one of Kircher's most popular works. (see: W.C. Parcell, Signs and symbols in Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus, in: The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment). Hoogendoorn Kir.01; Ebert Very fine condition. Begheyn 1682.4."
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