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September 22, 2010

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Parsonsj

I love this visual chronology, but the 8th image from START, popularly known as the Flammarion woodcut, is probably a 19th century fake, not an actual late Medieval/early Renaissance image. The astronomer and science writer who first published it, Camille Flammarion, probably created it to depict what he believe was the cosmology of the time.

http://hsci.cas.ou.edu/exhibits/exhibit.php?exbgrp=-999&exbid=45&exbpg=22

I still love the image, though-- it has tremendous personal meaning for me, but it isn't accurate.

Ptak

Thanks for this J Parsons--I didn't know this story and our link was very helpful. I appreciate the edit!

Rabelaisandme

Sublime. Simply Sublime. And there is more to come! Thank you.

Starworlds.blogspot.com

Amazing collection of how the human mind has envisioned the cosmos. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to more!!

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