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Scheuchzer, Johann Jacob
A cosmic temple of the Aztecs (Plate 328) A cosmic temple of the Aztecs (Plate 328)
1731-1735 1731-1735

Johann Scheuchzer was a Swiss naturalist and professor of mathematics who produced Physica Sacra, a detailed explication of Biblical events using the forms of physics, medicine and natural history. Every illustration references a specific chapter and verse from the King James Bible. Scientists were interested in the temple as a structure that could be used to understand the universe. It is difficult to know how the author chose which authority to follow for various details in his reconstructions._

 
Scheuchzer, Johann Jacob
Zürich, Switzerland 1672-Zürich, Switzerland 1733 Zürich, Switzerland 1672-Zürich, Switzerland 1733
A cosmic temple of the Aztecs (Plate 328) A cosmic temple of the Aztecs (Plate 328)
1731-1735 1731-1735
Engraving on laid paper Engraving on laid paper
height / width: 37.40 x 25.50 cm; 14.72 x 10.04 in.
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1995 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1995
38-038.103

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