Fludd's cosmic realms, 1617

Fludd's cosmic realms, 1617

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Caption: Fludd's cosmic realms. Artwork showing the heliocentric (Sun-centred) worldview described in the macrocosmic principles of the English physician, astrologer, and mystic Robert Fludd (1574-1637). The Sun is at centre, surrounded by successive spheres of elemental materials. Artwork published in Fludd's philosophical treatise Utriusque cosmi historia (1617).

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