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Vintage Infodesign [28]

Our weekly round-up of diagrams, maps and charts from before 1970

July 15, 2013

Last week, the folks at io9 published a nice compilation of maps of vast Empires that no longer exist. Most of them are not old and vintage, including the animated gifs that show how those empires evolved over time. But they did pick one interesting historical chart to open the post, Walter Crane‘s Extent of the British Empire, from 1886, and we begin today’s selection of Vintage InfoDesign with precisely that one:

 

The Extent of the British Empire (1886) | Walter Crane

Vintage Infographic The Extent of the British Empire (1886)
(image: Walter Crane)

(Via io9)

Theory of the Universe (1754) | Thomas Wright

Vintage Infographic Theory of the Universe (1754)
(image: Thomas Wright)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Steam Locomotive for Waterless Deserts (c1930) | R. Barnard Way

Vintage Infographic Steam Locomotive for Waterless Deserts (c1930)
(image: R. Barnard Way)

(Via Bear Alley)

Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders (c1780) | Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman

Vintage Infographic Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders (c1780)
(image: Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman)

(Via World Digital Library)

War Gods (1945) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic War Gods (1945)
(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via Full Table)

Mammoth Flying Swing to Give Bird’s Eye Pyramid View (1931) | Art Williamson

Vintage Infographic Mammoth Flying Swing to Give Bird’s Eye Pyramid View (1931)
(image: Art Williamson)

(Via Retronaut)

SW. Colorado and Parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah (1881) | F.V. Hayden

Vintage Infographic SW. Colorado and Parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah (1881)
(image: F.V. Hayden)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Anemographic Chart, or Map of the Winds (1650) | Jan Janssonius

Vintage Infographic Anemographic Chart, or Map of the Winds (1650)
(image: Jan Janssonius)

(Via Wikimedia)

Conventional Symbols for Mine Maps (1919) | Lester C. Uren

Vintage Infographic Conventional Symbols for Mine Maps (1919)
(image: Lester C. Uren)

(Via Making Maps)

Wasp parasite in New England (c1915) | U.S. Department of Agriculture

Vintage Infographic Wasp parasite in New England (c1915)
(image: U.S. Department of Agriculture)

(Via Vintage Printable)

Treasure Island Map (1883) | Robert Louis Stevenson

Vintage Infographic Treasure Island Map (1883)
(image: Robert Louis Stevenson)

(Via Brain Pickings)

How Photos are cabled across Atlantic (1926) | Science and Invention

Vintage Infographic How Photos are cabled across Atlantic (1926)
(image: Science and Invention)

(Via Paleofuture)

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Meanwhile, you might want to check our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of the examples featured here.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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