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Typus Sympathicus Microcosmi cum Megacosmo: Kircher 1665

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  • Title: Typus Sympathicus Microcosmi cum Megacosmo
  • Author: Athanasius Kircher
  • Date: 1665
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - age toning, foxing
  • Inches: 9 x 14 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 22.9 x 35.6 [Image]
  • Product ID: 308013

Sympathetic Type of the Microcosm with the Megacosm

Astrological and anatomical diagram demonstrating the relationship between the heavenly bodies and the human body. Chart contains information pertaining to certain planets, zodiac signs, bodies of water, and stars.

Athanasius Kircher was a celebrated Jesuit Scholar and one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the Earth. His interpretations were based on personal observations and beliefs about how the world's geological systems worked. He suggested the tides and currents of the ocean flowed through subterranean tunnels, and the mountains were the exposed skeletal structure of the Earth.