Comenius and Gumppenberg's Atlas Marianus
|Keywords||Wilhelm Gumppenberg (1609–1675) – Jan Amos Komenský (1592–1670) – Comenius – alleged handwriting – Bohuslav Dušek (1886–1957)|
In the collection of Bohuslav Dušek is a copy of Atlas Marianus by the Jesuit Wilhelm Gumppenberg (1609–1675) with an alleged signature of Jan Amos Comenius on the front page. The author shows that the book could not possibly belong to Comenius. First, the book's spirit agrees with the baroque Marian cultus, diametrically opposed to the Brethern ́s religious spirit. Second, the exlibris proper: the name is Kamenský, not Komenský.