A new map exhibit documents evolving views of Earth’s interior

‘Beneath Our Feet’ chronicles how people have envisioned the subsurface

Kircher's map of Earth's core

NOT FAR OFF  Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century Jesuit scholar, imagined Earth’s core as a ball of fire. His and other historical and modern maps are on display at the Boston Public Library.

A. Kircher, Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library

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