Atlas cosmology, 16th century artwork

Atlas cosmology, 16th century artwork

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Credit: MIDDLE TEMPLE LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atlas cosmology, 16th century artwork. Atlas with the Earth on his shoulders in an armillary sphere. The sphere shows the zodiac signs, and the four elements. This artwork is from the book The cosmographical glasse (London, 1559) by the English author William Cunningham.

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Keywords: 1500s, 1559, 16th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, atlas, black-and-white, cosmogony, cosmological, cosmology, earth, england, english, european, historical, history, illustration, monochrome, planet, technological, technology, the cosmographical glasse, titan, william cunningham

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