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Striking 17th Century map of the World, prepared to illustrate Anthanasius Kircher's fascinating work.

Athanasius Kircher was a celebrated Jesuit Scholar and one of the first compilers of the semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the earth. This world map appeared in his Mundus Subterraeneus . . . . The work described the known currents of the ocean, volcanos, chasm, subterranean currents, etc. Shows a marvelous NW passage, massive Terra Australis, Straits of Magellan and over 20 volcanoes throughout the World.

Shirley 436.