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subject : Sun--Maps--Early works to 1800.
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An early view of the sun shown with solar flares and surface eruptions based on the observations of Kircher and Christoph Scheiner in 1635. Kircher's masterpiece, titled Mundus subterraneus (The Underground World) was the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theories in the areas of physics, geography, geology, and chemistry.; Probably from Kircher's 1665 edition of Mundus subterraneus.; Title statement surrounded by cartouche, including putti.; "pag. 660" written in top right corner.; "F.G. Axis Globi Solaris. D.E. Æquator Solaris B.F.C. Spatium Solis Boreale. H.G I. Spatium Solis Australe. B.C.H.I. Spatium Solis torridum. A. Putei lucis. L.M. N. O etc. Evaporationes una et macularum Origo." at bottom.
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. (creator)
Scheiner, Christoph, 1575-1650. (contributor)
1635
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