Andreae, Samuel (praes.) / Jordis, Johann Philipp (resp.). Disquisitio historico-physica de sepulcro Muhammedis.

Marburg, Salomon Schadewitz, 1680.

4to. 32 pp. Modern green morocco.


Second edition of this dissertation about the grave of the Prophet Muhammad, first published in 1677, including a description of the location of Mecca (where the grave was believed to be situated) and an account of the Prophet's body being preserved in a box of iron, levitated in mid-air by magnetic forces.

The Danzig-born theologian Samuel Andreae (1640-99) had taught Greek, Philosophy, Rhetorics, and History before settling at the Hessian university of Marburg, where he served as professor of Theology and head of the university library. Several of his academic works offer a historical slant on Biblical topics. The physician Johann Philipp Jordis (1658-1721/25) studied in Utrecht and practised in Frankfurt from 1685 onwards.

Browned throughout due to paper. No copy in America, according to OCLC.


VD 17, 12:142174N. OCLC 67857720.