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Frontispiece to 'China Monumentis' by Athanasius Kircher, 1667 (engraving) Featured Athanasius Kircher Print

Frontispiece to 'China Monumentis' by Athanasius Kircher, 1667 (engraving)

XJF394296 Frontispiece to 'China Monumentis' by Athanasius Kircher, 1667 (engraving) by German School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: full title 'China monumentis, qua sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata'; Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) German Jesuit scholar; book recounts the journeys of several explorers through China, India and the rest of Asia;); German, out of copyright

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Magic lantern display, 17th century Featured Athanasius Kircher Print

Magic lantern display, 17th century

Magic lantern display. 17th-century artwork showing an image of a skeleton being projected from a magic lantern. The magic lantern was the ancestor of the modern slide projector. It was invented in China in the second century, and was in existence in Europe by the late 17th century. It used an oil lamp and a lens to project images painted on glass plates onto a screen. Artwork from the 1671 edition of 'Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae' (The Great Art of Light and Darkness) by the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (circa 1601-1680). First published in 1646, it was mostly about optics and magic lanterns

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Kirchers book on optics, 1671 edition Featured Athanasius Kircher Print

Kirchers book on optics, 1671 edition

Kircher's book on optics. Title page of the 1671 edition of 'Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae' (The Great Art of Light and Darkness) by the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (circa 1601-1680). This two-volume work (divided into ten books) was first published in 1646. It is about optics and magic lanterns, and also included observations of the Sun. The Latin text names the author and his birthplace of Buchonia near Fulda. The artwork shows intersecting cones of light, with a biblical quote on darkness and light (Latin Vulgate, Psalm 138), with Greek and Hebrew text above it. At bottom is the Amsterdam publisher Jansson-Waesberg and the publication date

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