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Athanasii 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

Author: Athanasius KircherLeopold, Holy Roman EmperorJohannes Janssonius van WaesbergeLieven de CruylCoenraet DeckerAll authors
Publisher: Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : ‡b Ex officina Janssonio-Waesbergiana, ‡c anno M DC LXXIX [1679]
Edition/Format:   Print book : LatinView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Athanasius Kircher; Leopold, Holy Roman Emperor; Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge; Lieven de Cruyl; Coenraet Decker; Gérard de Lairesse; Johannes van Munnichuysen; Officina Janssonio-Waesbergiana,
OCLC Number: 366752
Notes: Title from engraved title page: "Athanasii Kircher S.I. Turris Babel. Amstelodami apud Ianssonio Waesbergios, 1679."
Imprint date on title page supplied using apostrophus.
6 single plates, 7 double plates.
Signatures: *-2*⁴ A-2F⁴.
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; several plates signed C. Decker fec., or C. Decker jn. et f.
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 ita emendanda" on leaf 2F4v.
Includes index.
Description: [16], 219, [13] pages, [13] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (engravings), genealogical table, maps, plan ; 39 cm (folio)
Other Titles: Turris Babel
Turris Babel, sive, Archontologia
Archontologia
Athanasii Kircher S.I. Turris Babel
Responsibility: auspiciis augustissimi & sapientissimi caesaris Leopoldi Primi Mecoenatis.

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