Vintage Infodesign [30]

The beauty and science of ancient information design

July 29, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Our recommendation for today’s Vintage InfoDesign is a very recent article by Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian. Actually, this piece is an edited extract from Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, a journey around the archaeological and cultural remains of Roman Britain also written by Charlotte.

In this article (‘History in the making: a Roman map… and an 18th-century hoax‘), the author mentions the “Mappa Brittaniae Facie Romanae Secundum Fidem Monumentorum Perveterum Depicta“, (1755), a very famous map by William Stukeley and Charles Bertram, with which we open today’s round-up.

 

Mappa Brittaniae Facie Romanae Secundum Fidem Monumentorum Perveterum Depicta (1755) | William Stukeley, Charles Bertram

Vintage Infographic Mappa Brittaniae Facie Romanae Secundum Fidem Monumentorum Perveterum Depicta (1755)

(image: William Stukeley, Charles Bertram)

(Via The Guardian and Rare Maps)

Manhattan Lying on the North River (1639) | Joan Vinckeboons

Vintage Infographic Manhattan Lying on the North River (1639)

(image: Joan Vinckeboons)

(Via World Digital Library)

The moving platform lunch (1921) | Science and Invention

Vintage Infographic The moving platform lunch (1921)

(image: Science and Invention)

(Via Paleofuture)

Map of the ancient Roman Empire (1606) | Abraham Ortelius

Vintage Infographic Map of the ancient Roman Empire (1606)

(image: Abraham Ortelius)

(Via Digital Collections for the Classroom)

Nautical chart (1570) | FernĂŁo Vaz Dourado

Vintage Infographic Nautical chart (1570)

(image: FernĂŁo Vaz Dourado)

(Via Wikimedia)

Hydro-Historische Darstellung vom Zustande der Elbe in dem Halbjahrhundert 1731-1780 (1837) | Heinrich Berghaus

Vintage Infographic Hydro-Historische Darstellung vom Zustande der Elbe in dem Halbjahrhundert 1731-1780 (1837)

(image: Heinrich Berghaus)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Eyes anatomy (1834) | Victor Stoeber

Vintage Infographic Eyes anatomy (1834)

(image: Victor Stoeber)

(Via Vintage Printable)

C-54A comprehensive presentation (1945) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic C-54A comprehensive presentation (1945)

(image: Mechanix Illustrated)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Daily output of twelve projectile factories (1917) | The Illustrated London News

Vintage Infographic Daily output of twelve projectile factories (1917)

(image: The Illustrated London News)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

World Climatology (1958) | John Bartholomew

Vintage Infographic World Climatology (1958)

(image: John Bartholomew)

(Via Duke University Libraries)

Gospel temperance Railroad map (1908) | G. E. Bula

Vintage Infographic Gospel temperance Railroad map (1908)

(image: G. E. Bula)

(Via Big Map Blog)

Map of Venezuela, New Grenada, Peru (1863) | A.J. Johnson

Vintage Infographic Map of Venezuela, New Grenada, Peru (1863)

(image: A.J. Johnson)

(Via Miklian Maps)

 

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

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