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Quatuor Mundi ex mente Veterum: Zahn 1696

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  • Title: Quatuor Mundi ex mente Veterum
  • Author: Johann Zahn
  • Date: 1696
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, minor surface dirt
  • Inches: 18 5/8 x 15 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 47.31 x 39.69 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 3110032

Quatuor Mundi ex mente Veterum cum quadruplici unitate comparati.

Mundus Primus Archetypus Sive Idealis et Intellectualis.

Mundus II. Angelicus.

Mundus III. Sidereus

Mundus IV. Elementaris sive corporeus.

"The Four Worlds from the mind of the Ancients compared to the fourfold unity.

The World's First Archetype Both Ideal and Intellectual.

World II. Angelic.

World III. The Stars

World IV. Elementary or Corporeal."

Celestial chart by Johann Zahn (1641-1707), German mathematician and scientist who wrote prolifically on the camera obscura and other topics related to optics. Demonstrates the four metaphysical realms as understood in Antiquity. Published in Zahn's Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica (1696).