Where Heaven and Earth Meet, 1888

Where Heaven and Earth Meet, 1888

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Credit: New York Public Library/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A Flammarion wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphere: meteorologie populaire (1888). The image depicts a man crawling under the edge of the sky, depicted as if it were a solid hemisphere, to look at the mysterious Empyrean beyond. The original caption translates to A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet...

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