The Resource Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus : quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur, Athanasii Kircheri

Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus : quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur, Athanasii Kircheri

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Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus : quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur
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Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus
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quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur
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Athanasii Kircheri
Title variation
  • Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus
  • Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Iesu Mundi subterranei tomus IIus. In V. libros digestus
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Member of
Cataloging source
BXM
Citation location within source
  • NK 0160544
  • i.467
  • II, K102
  • IV, 1060
Citation source
  • NUC pre-1956
  • Ferguson
  • CLC
  • Backer-Sommervogel
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1602-1680
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kircher, Athanasius
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In Latin
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1588-1664
  • d. 1667?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jansson, Jan
  • Weyerstraten, Elizaeus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Volcanoes
  • Underground areas
  • Natural history
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Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus : quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur, Athanasii Kircheri
Link
http://hos.ou.edu/galleries//17thCentury/Kircher/1665/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Engraved vignette (device?) with motto "Sapiens dominabitur astris" on letterpress t.p. to vol. 1
  • Added engraved title page to v.1: "Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Mundus subterraneus. Amstelodami, typis Joannis Janssonij à Waesberge et Elizaei Weyerstraet 1665."
  • Vol. 2 has engraved t.p. only: "Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Iesu Mundi subterranei tomus IIus. In V. libros digestus quibus mundi subterranei fructus exponuntur, et quidquid tandem rarum, insolitum, et portentosum in foecundo naturae utero continetur, ante oculos ponitur curiosi lectoris. Amstelodami, typis Joannis Janssonij à Waesberge et Elizaei Weyerstraet 1665."
  • Illustrations include 2 engraved titles, engraved portraits of Pope Alexander VII and the author, 10 double-page engravings, 12 full-page engravings, 25 foldout engravings, 59 engravings in the text, and 235 woodcut illustrations; engravings by Jo. Pauls. Schor, Theod. Matham, C. vande Pas and A. Siourtsma
  • Includes first physical world map and maps of America, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the sources of the Nile, first reliable map of ocean currents, views of Mount Etna and Scheiner's concept of sun-spots; two cross-sections of the earth showing the subterranean springs and fires, and a full-page illustration of a solar furnace. Two diagrams are designed to be used with volvelles
  • Errata at end of t. 1
  • Includes index
  • Main body of text printed in double columns
  • Tail-pieces, initials, marginal notes
Control code
ocm52043805
Dimensions
40 cm. (fol.)
Edition
First edition.
Extent
2 v. in 1 ([30], 346, [6] p., [17] leaves of plates (most folded); [12], 487, [9] p. [12] leaves of plates (some folded)
Note
  • Accession number 22640.
  • Gift of John Pitcairn.
  • Inside front cover has red wax seal in lower right corner.
  • The number 77 in ink and a black calligraphy stamp (unreadable) can be found below the date on the title page.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings and woodcuts), port., maps, plates (some folded);
System control number
(OCoLC)52043805
Label
Mundus subterraneus, in XII libros digestus : quo divinum subterrestris mundi opificium, mira ergasteriorum naturae in eo distributio, verbo [pantamorphon] Protei regnum, universae denique naturae majestas & divitiae summa rerum varietate exponuntur. Abditorum effectuum causae acri indagine inquisitae demonstrantur; cognitae per artis & naturae conjugium ad humanae vitae necessarium usum vario experimentorum apparatu, necnon novo modo, & ratione applicantur, Athanasii Kircheri
Link
http://hos.ou.edu/galleries//17thCentury/Kircher/1665/
Publication
Note
  • Engraved vignette (device?) with motto "Sapiens dominabitur astris" on letterpress t.p. to vol. 1
  • Added engraved title page to v.1: "Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Mundus subterraneus. Amstelodami, typis Joannis Janssonij à Waesberge et Elizaei Weyerstraet 1665."
  • Vol. 2 has engraved t.p. only: "Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Iesu Mundi subterranei tomus IIus. In V. libros digestus quibus mundi subterranei fructus exponuntur, et quidquid tandem rarum, insolitum, et portentosum in foecundo naturae utero continetur, ante oculos ponitur curiosi lectoris. Amstelodami, typis Joannis Janssonij à Waesberge et Elizaei Weyerstraet 1665."
  • Illustrations include 2 engraved titles, engraved portraits of Pope Alexander VII and the author, 10 double-page engravings, 12 full-page engravings, 25 foldout engravings, 59 engravings in the text, and 235 woodcut illustrations; engravings by Jo. Pauls. Schor, Theod. Matham, C. vande Pas and A. Siourtsma
  • Includes first physical world map and maps of America, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the sources of the Nile, first reliable map of ocean currents, views of Mount Etna and Scheiner's concept of sun-spots; two cross-sections of the earth showing the subterranean springs and fires, and a full-page illustration of a solar furnace. Two diagrams are designed to be used with volvelles
  • Errata at end of t. 1
  • Includes index
  • Main body of text printed in double columns
  • Tail-pieces, initials, marginal notes
Control code
ocm52043805
Dimensions
40 cm. (fol.)
Edition
First edition.
Extent
2 v. in 1 ([30], 346, [6] p., [17] leaves of plates (most folded); [12], 487, [9] p. [12] leaves of plates (some folded)
Note
  • Accession number 22640.
  • Gift of John Pitcairn.
  • Inside front cover has red wax seal in lower right corner.
  • The number 77 in ink and a black calligraphy stamp (unreadable) can be found below the date on the title page.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings and woodcuts), port., maps, plates (some folded);
System control number
(OCoLC)52043805

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