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Title
tile page: Oculus Enoch et Eliae, sive Radius Sideromysticus pars Prima
Date Created and/or Issued
1645
Contributing Institution
California Institute of Technology
Collection
Image Archive
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Description
Anton Maria Schyrleus (1597-1660) was a Capuchin priest and professor, who worked in Bohemia, Trier and Ravenna. His astronomical work was completed in the low countries in the 1640s, and resulted in this rather unusual work -- a richly illustrated example of baroque natural philosophy. The Oculus might be considered a mystical work, reflecting the harmonies of an earth-centered, Tychonic cosmos in scriptural terms. The illustrations give a vivid impression of its combination of technical astronomy and mechanics with rich symbolism.
1645
Type
Image
Format
Photographs
Negatives
Identifier
ct1:4350
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