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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.


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


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


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


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

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