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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Formation of planets myth
Formation of planets myth. Engraving by J. vander Schley, from Pierre de Hondt, Histoire Naturelle generale et particuliere avec la description du Cabinet du Roy. Frontispiece to 'Preuves de la Theorie de la Terre. Article I. De la formation des Planetes'. Date: 1750
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The Astrarium of Giovanni Dondi (1318-1388)
The Astrarium of Giovanni Dondi (1318-1388). Used to determine the position of planets according to he Ptolemaic theory of the Universe. National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. Milan. Italy.
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