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THE BOOK OF EARTHS

By

EDNA KENTON

New York: William Morrow & Company

[1928, No renewal]


 

ILLUSTRATIONS

PLATES

Plate

 

Facing page

I

Stages of Creation. From Haggadah von Sarajevo. Fourteenth century.

32

II

Sustainers of the Earth.

 
 

A. Quetzalcoatl Upholding the Heavens. From an original Mexican painting preserved in the Imperial Library at Vienna. Reproduced from Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico, Vol. II, 1831.

 
 

B. Atlas Upholding the Earth. From Engravings after Stothard; a collection in the New York Public Library.

 
 

C. A Hindu Earth. From Flammarion's Astronomical Myths. 1877.

38

III

Atlas Supporting the Universe. From Margarita philosophica. 1517.

42

IV

A very clear demonstration of the three kinds of vision in the Microcosm (or soul of Man), of the location of their objects, and of the manner of discerning them. From Fludd's Microcosmi Historia. 1619.

46

V

Another demonstration showing how the soul rises in a spiral ascent from the sensible things of the world to Unity. From Fludd's Microcosmi Historia. 1619.

50

VI

The Primordial Earth and Sea. From Muenster's Cosmographia Universalis. 1559.

54

VII

A. A kufa laden with stones and manned by a crew of four men. Drawn by Faucher-Gudin from a bas-relief at Koyunjik. From Maspero's The Dawn of Civilization. 1894.

58

 

B. Construction of the Akkadian, Chaldean and Babylonian Universe. From Myer's Qabbalah. 1888.

58

VIII

The Babylonian Universe. From Warren's The Universe as Pictured in Milton's Paradise Lost. 1915.

62

IX

The Sky Goddess Nut Bending over the Earth. From the Sarcophagus of Uresh-Nofer, Priest of the Goddess Mut(XXXth dynasty, 378-341 B.C.). In the Metropolitan Museum of the City of New York.

64

X

A. The Heavenly Goose. From Bryant's Ancient Mythology, Vol. II. 1774.

66

 

B. The Sky Goddess Nut represented double. From Lockyer's The Dawn of Astronomy. 1894.

66

XI

Omnia Per Ipsum Facta Sunt. From Merian's Bybel Printen. 1650.

70

XII

The Earth after the Earth-Moon Catastrophe. Drawn by George D. Swazey for Popular Astronomy, Aug.-Sept., 1907.

72

XIII

One of the oldest drawings of the Moon, by PerCapucin Marie de Rheita (1645). From Kircher's Iter exstaticum coeleste. 1660.

76

XIV

"And Again He Sent Forth the Dove Out of the Ark." From Burnet's The Theory of the Earth. 1697.

80

XV

Situation of the Island of Atlantis, according to the ideas of the ancient Egyptians and the description of Plato. From Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus. 1678.

82

XVI

The Subterranean Bridge. From Kircher's Mundus Subterraneus. 1678.

84

XVII

A Conjectural Geography of the Translation of the Earth after the Deluge. From Kircher's Arca No 1665.

88

XVIII

Yggdrasil, the World Tree of the Norsemen. After Finn Magnusen's "Eddalen." From Folkard's Plant Lore, Legends and Lyrics. 1884.

92

XIX

The WakWak Tree. From Tarikh al-Hind al-Gharbi. Constantinople. 1729.

104

XX

The World Tree of the Mayas. From Cogolludo's Historia de Yucathan. 1640.

110

XXI

Arber Sephirotheca. From Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi. Vol. II. 1621.

114

XXII

Dionysos in the Ship. A black-figured kylix by Exekias (6th cen. B.C.), in Munich (Furtwangler-Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei, No. 42). From Mythology of All Races, Vol. I, Plate XLIX. 1916.

118

XXIII

"And God said, Let there be Light, and there was Light." From Fludd's Medicina Catholica. 1629.

120

XXIV

The Rose Tree of the Rosicrucians. From Fludd's Summum Bonum. 1629.

122

XXV

The Universe of the Lamas. From Waddell's The Buddhism of Tibet, or Lamaism. 1899.

128

XXVI

Creatio Universi. From Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra. Vol. I. 1731.

134

XXVII

The Wheel of Life. From Du Bose's Dragon, Image and Demon. 1887.

138

XXVIII

The Wheel of Life. From Waddell's The Buddhism of Tibet, or Lamaism. 1899.

142

XXIX

A. Deus Lunus.

152

 

B. Ophis et Ovum Mundanum. From Bryant's Ancient Mythology. Vol. II. 1774.

152

 

C. Earth as a floating Egg. From Flammarion's Astronomical Myths. 1877.

152

XXX

"A Divided Egg, or Earth." From Burnet's The Theory of the Earth. 1697.

154

XXXI

"The Whole Earth is an Egg." From Burnet's The Theory of the Earth. 1697.

156

XXXII

Frontispiece to "Almagestum Novum"; Ioannes Riccioli, 1561. From the original.

160

XXXIII

A World-Picture of the Aztecs. First page of the Codex Ferjvy-Mayer, representing the five regions of the world, and their tutelary deities. Reproduced from Mythology of All Races. Vol. XI, Plate VI. 1920.

190

XXXIV

The Osma Beatus World-Map, 1203. From Miller's Mappa Mundi: Die testen Weltkarten, Vol. I. 1895.

200

XXXV

The Earth of the Mystics--The Heart of God. From Pordage's Theologica Mystica, or The Archetypous Globe. 1683.

214

XXXVI

Map of the World, by Petrus Apianus, printed 1530. From the original in the British Museum. Reproduced from Nordenskid's Periplus, Plate XLIV. 1897.

Frontispiece

XXXVII

Nous pervaded by the Godhead embracing the Macrocosm with the Microcosm. From The Scientific Views and Visions of Saint Hildegard, by Charles Singer. In Studies in the History and Method of Science, edited by Charles Singer. Vol. I. 1917.

220

XXXVIII

IntegrNaturSpeculum Artisque imago. From Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi. Vol. I. 1621.

224

XXXIX

Kepler's diagram of "The Law connecting the relative distances of the planets." From Kepler's Harmonices Mundi. 1619.

228

XL

The Mundane Monochord. From Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi. Vol. I. 1621.

234

XLI

Man the World Octave. From Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi. Vol. I. 1621.

236

XLII

The Three World Octaves. From Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi. Vol. I. 1621.

238

XLIII

The Symmes Theory of Concentric Spheres. From the cover design of The Symmes Theory of Concentric Spheres, compiled by Americus Symmes. 1878.

240

XLIV

Gardner's Diagram of Symmes's Earth. From Gardner's A Journey to the Earth's Interior. 1920.

242

XLV

Chart of the Koreshan Cosmogony. From Teed's The Cellular Cosmogony. 1905.

246

XLVI

The Earth according to Gardner. From Gardner's A Journey to the Earth's Interior. 1920.

250

XLVII

Tetrahedral Collapse of the Earth's Crust in the Southern Hemisphere. From Green's Vestiges of the Molten Globe. 1875.

256

XLVIII

The Tetrahedral Earth. From the Sunday Magazine, New York. "World," Oct. 24, 1926.

260


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