Unique historical flat earth map donated to Library of Congress

by Ronnie Hazley on June 20th, 2011

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth, by Orlando Ferguson

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth, by Orlando Ferguson

A very rare map which takes extracts from the bible to argue that the earth is flat has been donated to the Library of Congress.

Don Homuth, a former senator, says the 120 year old map was given to him by his eighth-grade English teacher John Hildreth. Mr Homuth only realised his map was the only one left after he contacted the LoC to arrange the donation.

The map was created by Orlando Ferguson and only one other copy is known to exist in a Central American museum. The Pioneer Museum in South Dakota, Ferguson’s home town and the city where the map was first printed in 1893.

‘It Knocks the Globe Theory Clean Out’

There is one quite important omission from the museum’s copy, which is at the bottom of the map and contains bible text condemning ‘the globe theory’. Prof. Orlando Ferguson makes the following extraordinary claim:

‘Send 25 Cents to the Author, Prof. Orlando Ferguson, for a book explaining this Square and Stationary Earth. It Knocks the Globe Theory Clean Out. It will Teach You How to Foretell Eclipses. It is Worth Its Weight in Gold.’

Without wanting to start a debate on ‘creationist’ beliefs, the map is still a one-of-kind and represents a remarkable insight into history.

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