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Cockatrice: Kircher 1678

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  • Title: Cockatrice
  • Author: Athanasius Kircher
  • Date: 1678
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 9 x 14 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 22.9 x 35.6 [Image]
  • Product ID: 3012001

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.