Orlando Ferguson’s Map of a Square and Stationary Earth

A pseudo-scientific work of art
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Here’s an amazing illustration I discovered recently at The History Blog: Orlando Ferguson’s Map of a Square and Stationary Earth, printed circa 1893.

Professor Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, South Dakota, was horrified by the concept of humans clinging desperately to a globular Earth, hurtling through the heavens at super speeds. “No way,” thought he.

So he invented this incredibly strange way to imagine the Earth as a square, stationary object. (Kind of like today’s GOP.)

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