Cosmological elements, 1696 artwork

Cosmological elements, 1696 artwork

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Caption: Cosmological elements, artwork published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica (1696), an encyclopedia of science by the German monk and author Johann Zahn (1641-1707). The text is in Latin, while the diagrams show three levels of elements, with three levels within each of those levels, and three levels within those levels, giving at least 27 different elements or levels to this cosmological scheme.

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