Diagram of solar orbit over a flat earth

Files

qb52p37-1881pg112.jpg

Title

Diagram of solar orbit over a flat earth

Subject

Astronomy -- Curiosa and miscellany.

Description

This diagram illustrates how the sun illuminates the Earth in Samuel Rowbotham's model of a flat Earth. The book that contains this drawing was published in 1881, well after the vast majority of Western civilization dismissed the notion. Rowbotham called his observations "zetetic astronomy" and believed the curvature of the Earth was an optic illusion.

Creator

Rowbotham, Samuel Birley

Source

Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe!

Publisher

London, Day

Rights

Public Domain

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

image

Identifier

qb52p37_1881_page112

Collection

Citation

Rowbotham, Samuel Birley, “Diagram of solar orbit over a flat earth,” Digital Exhibits, accessed September 28, 2017, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4623.