They had no projections, and the draftsmen evidently had no idea of the sphericity of the earth.
The sphericity of the globe was thus made matter of certainty.
There the cracks were filled in and the sphericity made more nearly perfect by laying over the surface about one hundred skins.
It is on teleological grounds that Bruno accounts for this sphericity.
Suppose it is a question of having the pupil grasp the idea of the sphericity of the earth.
He had a just idea of the sphericity of the earth; but considered it as the centre of the universe, and immovable.
Only by use as a method of interpreting data so as to give them fuller meaning does sphericity become a genuine idea.
In his first book he refutes the opinion of the sphericity of the earth, which he regarded as a heresy.
Lambert, indeed, seems to have believed in the sphericity of the earth.
But its shape (sphericity) did not altogether satisfy me, moreover certain cracks could be seen.