AMEI! <3 escaping from the storms straight to the moon…
A Voyage to the Moon (1868)
Around 165 AD the Syrian sophist and satirist Lukain of Samosata wrote in Greek, the True History, often referred to by its Latin translation Vera historia. Apparently the first work of space fiction, it tells of a sailing vessel carrying fifty Greek athletes that is is suddenly charred up into the heavens by a violent whirlwind. On the eighth day of travel, “…an island, round, shining and remarkably full of light” appears. The travelers have reached the Moon. In this 19th century engraving, Gustave Doré depicts the scene.
From Visions of Spaceflight: Images from the Ordway Collection.
(Fonte: trekkiemage, via art-thoughts-and-more-art)