Comenius and Gumppenberg's Atlas Marianus

Pages 96-100
Keywords Wilhelm Gumppenberg (1609–1675) – Jan Amos Komenský (1592–1670) – Comenius – alleged handwriting – Bohuslav Dušek (1886–1957)
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2012/57/1-2

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.

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