telluris theoria sacra by thomas burnet

reading the surface of the world as a "a gigantic and hideous ruin ... a broke and confused heap of bodies".
feeling offended by the ugliness of the mountains, burnet sees as wrinkles, scars and fractures.
the earth as an aged face, with cracks and traumas and concussions.
reading landscapes symbolically, like a detective, looking for signs and hints of a time and paradise lost.
making sense of structures beyond sense.
a theory of the WORLD.

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  1. Dear to whom it may concern,

    My name is Kelsey Heck and I am a research assistant for Professor Eric Zuelow at the University of New England. He is currently completing a book about the history of modern tourism that will be published by Palgrave next year and we are tracking down images to illustrate various elements of the text.

    I am writing to enquire about the Telluris Theoria Sacra book image which I located on your website. Do you own the copyright or know who does? Any information will be helpful.

    Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.


    Kelsey Heck