Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680). Two Plates, 17th century
SCHEMA CORPORIS SOLARIS AND TYPUS CORPORIS LUNARIS
showing topography of the solar and lunar sufaces respectively, from MUNDUS SUBTERRANEUS published by Johannes Meertens, Middleburg, 1680
12.25" x 11.25" — 31.1 x 28.6 cm.
Kircher was a German Jesuit scholar who published works on subjects ranging from astonomy, geology, medicine, Sinology and language. Recent years have seen a renewed interest in his work among current scholars.