Kircher's Subterranean Fires - $44
Behold the geological splendor of Athanasius Kircher's "Subterranean Fires" from 1668! Witnessing the March 1638 eruptions of Aetna and Stromboli, Kircher became increasingly fascinated with geological and meteorological phenomena. Upon his return to Naples, he had himself lowered into the active crater of Vesuvius to make firsthand observations. From his investigations and research, Kircher concluded that continually circulating channels of fire (for which volcanoes act as occasional safety valves) and water honeycombed the Earth's interior, and that these forces, in conjunction with the wind, were responsible for all weather and geological events.
These ideas formed the thesis of Kircher's most renowned book, Mundus Subterraneus (Subterranean World). While primarily a geological textbook, this massive and copiously illustrated volume contained discussions of gravity, the moon, the sun, eclipses, ocean currents, hydraulics, saline analyses, fossils & petrifaction, remains of giants, subterranean beasts and demons, poisons, metallurgy, the Universal Seed, the generation of insects, astrological medicine and fireworks.
Don't miss the accompanying work "Subterranean Waters":
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16" x 20"
❖ High resolution images printed at or below optimal size to preserve clarity. We won't blow up an image to sell you a more expensive size!
❖ Digitally restored to remove distracting blemishes, stamps, and damage while still preserving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the character of these historic images
❖ Print size includes a 1-2 inch white margin for easy framing, with or without a mat
❖ Printed on archival quality Epson Enhanced matte stock:
◆ 10.3 mil thick/192 GSM heavyweight
◆ Acid-free, museum quality
❖ Printed only with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink
◆ Natural high-density pigment colors
◆ Rated lightfast up to 200+ years
❖ Printed on Epson Stylus Pro 7900/9900 printers for giclée quality color and clarity
❖ Protective hardboard kraft tubes virtually eliminate shipping damage
◆ Made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content
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Jan 17, 2017
It was a good quality print on nice paper. It shipped much faster than I even anticipated. I plan to buy a companion print from the same company.