“Isn’t it strange that the inhabitants of our planet have almost all lived so far without knowing where they are and without suspecting the wonders of the Universe? ”

Camille Flammarion, founder

This engraving, known as “the Flammarion engraving”, was first published in Camille Flammarion’s 1888 book “Atmosphère : météorologie populaire” (Atmosphere : popular meteorology). The engraver is not known.