I was very impressed with the sophistication of this notorious Flat Earth map … and it had a sense of humor as well!!!
Many folks, even BioLogos supporters are quick to dismiss the Victorian Era flat-earthers… but these folks were quite serious right up to around World War I. The point of this thread is show that from even before the time of the Civil War, religious zeal led thousands of good Christians into silly pronouncements about the natural world… even when there was hardly any Biblical case for a flat earth!
The Book of Job would add giant storage areas high in the sky above the flat earth where God stored snow and hail for use at the appropriate time in the appropriate territories.
I’m not even going to mention the Firmament… because it’s a topic too many people think they know perfectly well. So I think we can make all the traction we need with Job and the flat earthers.
Click on the image to see it full size!
The parts labeled with red arrows I added:
A: The “Professor” promoter;
B: The Reverse Toroid geometry, to explain the curvature of the ocean;
C: I believe the outer-edge of this map represented the unmapped territory of Antarctica… imagine if they had mapped it and discovered it to be as huge as this circumference!;
D: A side image of a tiny earth with 2 men holding on for dear life … because of how fast scientists said the Earth orbited the sun!!!
It comes from this article…