Copernican Revolution of the 1500s, they still believed in a astronomie Populaire, Volume 2 PDF model with the Earth at the center of the Universe. The engraving depicts a man, clothed in a long robe and carrying a staff, who is at the edge of the Earth, where it meets the sky.
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He kneels down and passes his head, shoulders, and right arm through the star-studded sky, discovering a marvellous realm of circling clouds, fires and suns beyond the heavens. In 1957, astronomer Ernst Zinner claimed that the image dated to the German Renaissance, but he was unable to find any version published earlier than 1906. Flammarion had been apprenticed at the age of twelve to an engraver in Paris and it is believed that many of the illustrations for his books were engraved from his own drawings, probably under his supervision. Therefore, it is plausible that Flammarion himself created the image, though the evidence for this remains inconclusive.
Like most other illustrations in Flammarion’s books, the engraving carries no attribution. The idea of the contact of a solid sky with the earth is one that repeatedly appears in Flammarion’s earlier works. Christian saint, Macarius the Roman, which he dates to the 6th century. Macarius, the monks do not in fact find the place where earth and sky touch.