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Plate 40. Levatus obumbrat. Franz Reinzer (1661-1708) was an Austrian Jesuit professor of rhetoric, philosophy, and theology. His Meteorologia philosophico-politica, in duodecim dissertationes per quaestiones meteorologicas & conclusiones politicas divisa, appositisque was first published in 1697. A third edition was published posthumously in 1709. Meteorologia philosophico-politica is a meteorological, astrological, and political compendium. Subjects covered include comets, meteors, lightning, winds, fossils, metals, bodies of water, and subterranean treasures and secrets of the earth. Illustrations in the 1709 edition were done by Wolffgangus Josephus Kadoriza. Rare Book and Specials Collection, Library of Congress. NOTE: The difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 1,000 meters we call it fog and if visibility is greater than 1,000 meters we call it mist.
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