Beyond Terra Firma

Ptak's Visual Chronology Of Cosmologies

by Stephen Von Worley on September 23, 2010

All hail the vintage infographic – artifact of the antique aesthetic, exemplar of long-departed publishing technologies, and bookmark into the ever-expanding annals of knowledge itself!

A Celestial Chart Of Andreas Cellarius

Slip the surly bonds of Earth with fifty classic celestial charts, including the vestigial self-centeredness of Cellarius’ 1708 Orbium Planetarum Terram Complectentium Scenographia (pictured above), as lovingly catalogued in the first installment of John Ptak’s Visual Chronology Of Cosmologies.

[Ptak Science Books via @bldgblog]

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