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Vintage Infodesign [29]

A fresh new look back at the history of data visualization

July 22, 2013

The first picks of today’s round-up come from a long post written back in February, 2012, by blogger Rosa Rubicondior, called The History of Disbelief. Rosa, who usually writes about UK politics, history, religion and science, provides in this post an extended comprehensive overview about the long list of scientific facts once disputed by Creationists, only to be proven wrong years after.

You should definitively read the post, and Rosa featured two classic maps to illustrate it, the Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893), by Orlando Ferguson, and Bartolomeu Velho’s 1680 Geocentric System illustration, both shared below:

 

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893) | Orlando Ferguson

Vintage Infographic Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893)
(image: Orlando Ferguson)

(Via Rosa Rubicondior)

Geocentric System (1568) | Bartolomeu Velho

Vintage Infographic Geocentric System (1568)
(image: Bartolomeu Velho)

(Via Rosa Rubicondior)

World, with Wind Heads (c.1750) | Battista Agnese

Vintage Infographic World, with Wind Heads (c.1750)
(image: Battista Agnese)

(Via Old Book Art)

Map of Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands (c.1890) | “Transreklama” NKPS

 

Vintage Infographic Map of Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands (c.1890)
(image: “Transreklama” NKPS)

(Via World Digital Library)

The second pyramid of Memphis (1795) | Frederik Ludvig

Vintage Infographic The second pyramid of Memphis (1795)
(image: Frederik Ludvig)

(Via Vintage Printable)

Governemnt of the U.S vs U.K. (1886) | K B Smellie

Vintage Infographic Governemnt of the U.S vs U.K. (1886)
(image: K B Smellie)

(Via Tom White)

London Underground map (1908)

Vintage Infographic London Underground map (1908)
(image: London Underground)

(Via Wikimedia)

The motel of the future (1935) | Everyday Science and Mechanics

Vintage Infographic The motel of the future (1935)
(image: Everyday Science and Mechanics)

(Via Paleofuture)

Relative Rank of the States for Nine Decades (1878) | Ormando Willis Gray, G. Woolworth Colton

Vintage Infographic Relative Rank of the States for Nine Decades (1878)
(image: Ormando Willis Gray, G. Woolworth Colton)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Anatomical chart (1728) | Ephraim Chambers

Vintage Infographic Anatomical chart (1728)
(image: Ephraim Chambers)

(Via Wikimedia)

The Extent of the British Empire (1941) | Life magazine

Vintage Infographic The Extent of the British Empire (1941)
(image: Life magazine)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Africa Population (1913) | J. G. Bartholomew

Vintage Infographic Africa Population (1913)
(image: J. G. Bartholomew)

(Via Michigan State University Map Library)

Die Gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat (1581) | Heinrich Bünting

Vintage Infographic Die Gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat (1581)
(image: Heinrich Bünting)

(Via BibliOdissey)

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, every week.

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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