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Tabula Geographica Hydrophylacium Asiae Majoris exhibens, quo Omnia Flumina sive proximè sive remotè per occultos meandros Originem suam sortiuntur


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This map by Athanasius Kircher shows the ‘hydrophylacium’ of Asia, a mythical subterranean ocean that Kircher thought fed rivers and caused tides. Illustrations of Neptune, the god of the sea, and cherubs playing in water continue the aquatic theme.