Vera et Genvina Fontivm Nili Topographia facta a P. Petro Pais: Societ iesu Anno 1618: die 21. Aprilis in praesentia Imperatoris uid Fol 56. – Athanasius Kircher
A three-map sheet. The map at the top left represents the origins of the Nile as explored by Duarte Lopez. The top right map represents the Montes Lunae as the origin of the Nile from Arab sources. The third map shows the Montes Lunae and the river valley in detail as recorded by the Jesuit traveller Paez. Athanasius Kircher, a celebrated Jesuit scholar and polymath travelled extensively and amongst his many interests was translating Coptic and hieroglyphic scripts. He published 40 major works most notably in the fields of comparative religion, geology and medicine. Condition is good. A good crisp impression. Minor marginal repairs including a short tear to the top left margin. Laid on acid free conservation paper.
Date Published: 1652
Publication Place: Amsterdam
Dimensions: 36 x 49cm