A wood engraving by an unknown artist. Title - 'A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where Heaven and Earth meet' so named because its first documented appearance is in Camille Flammarion, L'Atmosphere Météorologie Populaire, Paris, 1888.
The Ptolemaic System (1579), Jost Amman.
Ptolemaic system, mathematical model of the universe formulated by the Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy about 150 AD and recorded by him in his Almagest and Planetary Hypotheses. The Ptolemaic system is a geocentric cosmology; that is, it starts by assuming that the Earth is stationary and at the centre of the universe.
Jost Amman 1539 - 1591 was a Swiss artist, celebrated chiefly for his woodcuts, done mainly for book illustrations.
Naomi Watts here wearing a dress by Giorgio Armani was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress as Maria Bennett in the movie The Impossible based on the true story of María Belón and her family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.