Orlando Ferguson’s Map of a Square and Stationary Earth
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.)