Tavula Fluxus et Refluxus... in Mari Anglico: Kircher 1665

Tavula Fluxus et Refluxus... in Mari Anglico: Kircher 1665

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  • Title: Tavula Fluxus et Refluxus, rationes in Mari Anglico
  • Author: Athanasius Kircher
  • Date: 1665
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very good +
  • Inches: 9 x 14 [Image]
  • Centimeters:  22.86 x 35.56 [Image]
  • Product ID: 233166

Tavula Fluxus et Refluxus, rationes in Mari Anglico caeterisq. circumjacentibus Litoribus exhibens

("Map of the proportions of ebb and flow around the English Sea and other regions")

Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) 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 that mountains represented the exposed skeletal structure of the Earth.