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The Flammarion woodcut, by an unknown artist, first appeared in Camille Flammarion's L'Atmosphère: Météorologie Populaire (1888). The image depicts a man peering through the Earth's atmosphere as if it were a curtain to look at the inner workings of the universe, comprising the classical "Seven Heavens". The caption translates to "A mediaeval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet..."
More recently, it has been used to represent hermeticism, astronomy or astrology.
Camille Flammarion, L'Atmosphère: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), pp. 163.

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