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The Resource Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia : qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur, auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis

Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia : qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur, auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis

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Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia : qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur
Title
Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia
Title remainder
qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur
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auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis
Title variation
  • Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia
  • Archontologia
  • Athanasij Kircher S.I. Turris Babel
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Contributor
Engraver
Former owner
Illustrator
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Member of
Citation location within source
volume IV, column 1069, no. 36
Citation source
Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
DS56
LC item number
.K58
Label
Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia : qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur, auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis
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Publication
Note
  • Title from engraved title page: "Athanasij Kircher S.I. Turris Babel. Amstelodami Apud Ianssonio Waesbergios, 1679."
  • Imprint date on title page supplied using apostrophus
  • Signatures: *-2*4 A-Z4 Aa-Ff4
  • Engravings: engraved title page (leaf *1), featuring Nimrod planning the construction of the tower, engraved by Jan van Munnichuysen ("I.V. Munnichuysen schul.") after drawing by Gérard de Lairesse ("G. Laires. delin."); illustrated with many textual engravings, and 13 leaves of engraved plates, including a double page plate of a map of Mount Ararat, maps of the cities of Nineveh and Babylon, with its turreted walls; fortress ("arx") of Babylon, drawings of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Tower of Babel; and a genealogical tree tracing the descendants of Noah
  • Woodcuts: printer's device on title page, featuring a laurel bush; ornamental white initials of different sizes; some woodcut illustrations, including drawings of coins and their symbols (page 161) and hieroglyphics (pages 177-183)
  • Text, arranged in double columns, is printed in roman, italic, Greek, and Hebrew types; marginal notes in small roman type
  • Errata: page [13] at end
  • Includes index
Dimensions
39 cm (folio)
Extent
[16], 219, [13] pages, [13] leaves of plates (some folded)
Lccn
03022773
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in contemporary vellum boards; two blind-ruled concentric panels on both boards, enclosing a large blind-stamped ornamental cartouche center-piece; seven raised bands on spine; manuscript spine title "A. Kirche. Turris Babel." Front pastedown contains ownership inscription of Johan Adam Frageman, dated 1701; and small printed book label of C.K. Ogden.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), genealogical table, maps, plan
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00366752
  • ucoclc366752
Label
Athanasij Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia : qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo : secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum, & inde gentium transmigrationis, cum principalium inde enatorum idiomatum historia, multiplici eruditione describuntur & explicantur, auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis
Publication
Note
  • Title from engraved title page: "Athanasij Kircher S.I. Turris Babel. Amstelodami Apud Ianssonio Waesbergios, 1679."
  • Imprint date on title page supplied using apostrophus
  • Signatures: *-2*4 A-Z4 Aa-Ff4
  • Engravings: engraved title page (leaf *1), featuring Nimrod planning the construction of the tower, engraved by Jan van Munnichuysen ("I.V. Munnichuysen schul.") after drawing by Gérard de Lairesse ("G. Laires. delin."); illustrated with many textual engravings, and 13 leaves of engraved plates, including a double page plate of a map of Mount Ararat, maps of the cities of Nineveh and Babylon, with its turreted walls; fortress ("arx") of Babylon, drawings of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Tower of Babel; and a genealogical tree tracing the descendants of Noah
  • Woodcuts: printer's device on title page, featuring a laurel bush; ornamental white initials of different sizes; some woodcut illustrations, including drawings of coins and their symbols (page 161) and hieroglyphics (pages 177-183)
  • Text, arranged in double columns, is printed in roman, italic, Greek, and Hebrew types; marginal notes in small roman type
  • Errata: page [13] at end
  • Includes index
Dimensions
39 cm (folio)
Extent
[16], 219, [13] pages, [13] leaves of plates (some folded)
Lccn
03022773
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in contemporary vellum boards; two blind-ruled concentric panels on both boards, enclosing a large blind-stamped ornamental cartouche center-piece; seven raised bands on spine; manuscript spine title "A. Kirche. Turris Babel." Front pastedown contains ownership inscription of Johan Adam Frageman, dated 1701; and small printed book label of C.K. Ogden.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), genealogical table, maps, plan
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00366752
  • ucoclc366752

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