11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00AMCalender

Kircher, Athanasius (1645-1723) Musaeum Kircherianum

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Kircher, Athanasius (1645-1723) Musaeum Kircherianum, ed. Filippo B(u)onanni. Amsterdam: Jansson-Waesberg, 1678.
First edition, folio, engraved portrait and 171 engraved plates, contents clean, in contemporary speckled sheepskin, worn and defective.
Kircher presided over the collections Alfonso Donnino left to the Jesuits when he died in 1651. This illustrated catalog provides a snapshot of the diverse interests of European collectors in the early modern period.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


Filippo B(u)onanni, Amsterdam, Alfonso Donnino