CELLARIUS, Andreas (1596-1665). Atlas Coelestis
CELLARIUS, Andreas (1596-1665). Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. 1661. Fol 24. 'Hemisphaerium stellatum boreale antiquum'. Representation of the Northern Hemisphere. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius. Early Modern Era. Engraving. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Barcelona. Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia).
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Depiction of a flat planet Earth
Depiction of a flat planet Earth, with curious little wheels for the ships to go round without (hopefully) falling off into space. The UK and Europe are clearly visible, as are the African continent, India and Australia.
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1922, Africa, African, Australia, Clouds, Concept, Continent, Depiction, Earth, Europe, Flat, Historical, History, India, Land, Natural, Ocean, Pancake, Phenomena, Planet, Planets, Sea, Ships, Space, Transport, Uk, Wheels, World
Neo-Assyrian Art. Gypsum tile from a domestic shrine
Neo-Assyrian Art. Gypsum tile from a domestic shrine depicting a man in Assyrian court dress that is worshipping a god, perhaps Ninurta. The symbols at the top represent Shamash the sun god, Sin the moon god, and Ishtar the goddess of the planet Venus. Dated 800-700 B.C. British Museum. London. United Kingdom. Date:
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