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Pope Bans Copernicus Theory of Sun-Centered Universe

The Catholic Church listed Copernicus' "De revolutionibus" on its Index of Prohibited Books, thus prohibiting its publication and denying the physical reality of the earth's movement around the sun. Andreas Cellarius circumvented the ban by depicting the theory in the lavish and ingenious drawings of "Harmonia macrocosmica", the most beautiful and famous Celestial Atlas. See Perfect Re-creations of Cellarius' works and the Church-banned Mercator World Map at

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