The Juggler of Worlds

This send-up of the plurality of worlds appeared in Un autre monde (Another World, 1844). The artist, J. J. Grandville (pseudonym of Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard), may have been satirizing the utopian cosmology of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), who envisioned a future in which humanity would join the stars in universal harmony.

This was scanned from The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1790, by Michael J. Crowe, Cambridge University Press, 1986 (p.254).

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