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America’s Birth Certificate: The Oldest Globular World Map: c. 1507

Author(s): Stefaan Missinne ABSTRACT In 2012, a woodcut print for a c. 11 centimeter globe was discovered in an ancient volume in the University Library in Munich. This pivotal 1 million US$ globular world map, which only differs marginally from … Continue reading

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The World-System of Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Phases of Venus and Mercury

Author(s):Flavia Marcacci ABSTRACT The Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671) proposed an original astronomical system as an intermediate solution between the Copernican and the Ptolemaic systems. Many scholars describe his system as “geocentric”, and so does Riccioli. He uses the … Continue reading

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