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Lot 782

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Turris Babel, sive Archontologia qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo, secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque exstructio, confusio linguarum & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde erratorum idiomatum historia multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur.

KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Amsterdam, J. van Waesberge, 1679

Folio: [16]-219-[13] pp.

Contemp. vellum, spine with raised bands (rebacked).

Original ed. of this richly ill. work on the origin of languages with a principal focus on examining the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, and on Egyptology. Ill. with an engr. front. by I. van Munnichuysen after G. de Lairesse, 9 double-page or fold. engr. maps and views and 16 engr. in-text. Printed in 2 col.
Ref. DBS IV:1069:36. - STCN.
Bound with, same author, place and ed.: Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu Musaeum [...] ex legato Alphonsi Donini [...]. 1678. [8]-66-[6] pp. (some toning and spotting, tear in fold of 1 pl.). Description and illustration of the Roman "museum" of A. Kircher, followed by a bibliography of his writing. Ill. with an engr. front., full-page engr. portrait of Kircher, 9 fold. double-page pl. and 8 full-page pl. with Chinese texts, obelisks etc., 4 in-text engr., incl. the famous camera obscura, and over 20 sm. engr. and coin ill. Ref. DBS IV:1075-1076. - STCN.
Prov. Everbergh [?] (arm. bookpl.). - [Georges Petit].

Lot 782

Turris Babel, sive Archontologia qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo, secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque exstructio, confusio linguarum & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde erratorum idiomatum historia multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur.

KIRCHER, Athanasius

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