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Publisher: BURNET, T.
Title: Telluris Theoria Sacra: Orbis Nostri Originem & Mutationes (in two parts)
Published in: London, B.Took, 1702
Size: 8.3 x 5.9 inches.
21.0 x 15.0 cm.

Condition: 4to. Contemp. Half red calf, spine in compartments. Text in Latin with some Greek lines. [12], 356. With two folding maps to first volume, and frontispiece in second volume. Engravings throughout. Staining or soiling to a few pages throughout. Slight rippling to pages.
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Third edition of this classical work by Thomas Burnet with two folding maps (190x190mm.). Thomas Burnet (c. 1635? – 1627 September 1715 was an English theologian and writer on cosmogony.
Burnet's best known work is his Telluris Theoria Sacra, or Sacred Theory of the Earth. The first part was published in 1681 in Latin, and in 1684 in English translation, the second part appeared in 1689 (1690 in English).
It was a speculative cosmogony, in which Burnet suggested a hollow earth with most of the water inside until Noah's Flood, at which time mountains and oceans appeared. He calculated the amount of water on Earth's surface, stating there was not enough to account for the Flood. Burnet was to some extent influenced by Descartes who had written on the creation of the earth in Principia philosophiae (1644), and was criticised on those grounds by Roger North.
The heterodox views of Isaac La Peyrère included the idea that the Flood was not universal. Burnet's theory was at least in part intended to answer him on that point.
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