Wood Engraving

From Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (“The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology”

From Wikipedia:
“The Flammarion engraving is a wood engraving by an unknown artist, so named because its first documented appearance is in Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (“The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology”).[1] The engraving has often, but erroneously, been referred to as a woodcut. It has been used to represent a supposedly medieval cosmology, including a flat earth bounded by a solid and opaque sky, or firmament, and also as a metaphorical illustration of either the scientific or the mystical quests for knowledge.

In fact, even in the Early Middle Ages, almost all Christian scholars agreed the Earth was round, not flat (see Myth of the flat Earth), though until the Copernican Revolution of the 1500s, they still believed in a geocentric model with the Earth at the center of the Universe.”

One Response to Wood Engraving

  1. Mick Sullivan says:

    Hi Lloyd, thought that looked familiar. Donavan used the illustration in his Cosmic Wheels album. Thanks for the history.

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