Vintage Infodesign [35]

A set of charts, maps and graphics created before 1960

September 2, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Wired’s Map Lab is rapidly becoming a must-follow, when the topic in hand is cartography. We mention their insightful articles regularly, especially on our Data Viz News post – we even created a Cartography section for the latest edition, with all the great content being published about this subject.

In one of their recent articles, Gregg Miller uncovered several rarely seen maps from San Francisco’s ‘quirkiest’ hidden Library, the Prelinger library.

Our first three picks of this Vintage InfoDesign come from that post:

 

New York World’s Fair (1939)

Vintage Map of New York World's Fair, 1939

(image: Map of New York World’s Fair, 1939)

(Via Map Lab)

The Richfield Highway Relief map (1947)

Vintage The  Richfield Highway Relief map (1947)

(Image: The Richfield Highway Relief map, 1947)

(Via Map Lab)

Western U.S.(1938) | Bureau of Agricultural Economics

Vintage map of Western U.S., 1938

(image: Bureau of Agricultural Economics)

(Via Map Lab)

The size of the French Navy (1905) | Illustrated London News

Vintage Infographic The size of the French Navy (1905)

(image: Illustrated London News)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

American Productivity (1946) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic American Productivity (1946)

(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via Full Table)

Bicycle Map of Wisconsin (1897) | League of American Wheelmen

Vintage Infographic Bicycle Map of Wisconsin (1897)

(image: League of American Wheelmen)

(Via Big Map Blog)

Crete – centaur at the centre of a labyrinth (c.1471) | Giovanni Marcanova

Vintage Infographic Crete - centaur at the centre of a labyrinth (c.1471)

(image: Giovanni Marcanova)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Map of Castille (1905) | Jodocus Hondius

Vintage Infographic Map of Castille (1905)

(image: Jodocus Hondius)

(Via Rare Maps)

The ratio of Church accommodation to the total population (1874) | Francis A. Walker

Vintage Infographic The ratio of Church accommodation to the total population (1874)

(image: Francis A. Walker)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Map of The First Coast-to-Coast Radio Broadcast (1924) | Science and Invention

Vintage Infographic Map of The First Coast-to-Coast Radio Broadcast (1924)

(image: Science and Invention)

(Via Paleofuture)

The “Varistrobe” (1957) | Popular Electronics

Vintage Infographic The “Varistrobe” (1957)

(image: Popular Electronics)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Vains (c.1620) | William Harvey

Vintage Infographic Vains (c.1620)

(image: William Harvey)

(Via Wikimedia)

Relative Rank of the States for Nine Decades (1905) | G. Woolworth

Vintage Infographic Relative Rank of the States for Nine Decades (1905)

(image: G. Woolworth)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Map of San Francisco (1912) | August Chevalier

Map of San Francisco (1912) | August Chevalier

(Image: August Chevalier)


(Via Big Map Blog)

Housing conditions in Britain and Russia (1947) | ISOTYPE Institute

Vintage Infographic Housing conditions in Britain and Russia (1905)

(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

(Via Full Table)

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.

 

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