- Alternate Title:
- Untitled [Geocentric Universe]
- Geocentric Universe
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
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- Before 1800
- 18 x 15 (centimeters, height x width)
- The collection includes three cosmological maps of the universe on the geocentric model: ID #1002.01, from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493); ID #1005, from an edition of Virgil (1552); and ID 1018, from a Mallet atlas (1719). All three support the Christian view of the sun revolving around the earth, although the Mallet version was published more than 170 years after Copernicus' De revolutionibus and more than 80 years after Galileo's Dialogo.
The images surrounding this map relate to the planting and cultivation of crops (at the top), a ship in the kind of storm that disrupts man's plans, and tippling farmers at the bottom right, a reflection of Virgil's epicureanism.
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- Virgil. 1552. Georgics. Juntine
- Cite As:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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