Vintage Infodesign [37]

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September 16, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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On our latest weekly round-up of data visualization news and resources, we mentioned Scott B.Weingart’s post with examples of ‘diagrams of knowledge’. It is part of the preparation for a presentation Scott will be giving soon about the history of knowledge structures, and its open to contributions, in case you know of some other example that is not on this selection.

We picked a couple of the diagrams Scott mentions to open this Vintage InfoDesign:

The destruction of a Porphyrian Tree (c1550)

vintage infographic The destruction of a Porphyrian Tree (c1550)

image: The destruction of a Porphyrian Tree (c1550)

(Via the scottbot irregular)

Seven Liberal Arts (c.1180)

Vintage infographic Seven Liberal Arts (c.1180)

image: Seven Liberal Arts (c.1180)

(Via the scottbot irregular)

Tree of porportions (c.1509) | Luca Pacioli

Vintage infographic Tree of proportions (c.1509)

image: Tree of proportions (c.1509)

(Via the scottbot irregular)

Periodic Table (1949) | LIFE Magazine

Vintage Infographic  Periodic Table (1949)

(image: LIFE Magazine)

(Via iO9)

Zodiac Man (1493) | Johannes de Kethan

Vintage Infographic Zodiac Man (1493)

(image: Johannes de Kethan)

(Via Luminarium)

Carte de la vallée de Bastan (1789) | F. Pasumot

Vintage Infographic Carte de la vallée de Bastan (1789)

(image: F. Pasumot)

(Via Wikimedia)

Underground horses (1875) | W.D. Wight

Vintage Infographic Underground horses (1875)

(image: W.D. Wight)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Cowdon’s Statistical map of the U.S. (1888) | James S Cowdon

Vintage Infographic Cowdon’s Statistical map of the U.S. (1888)

(image: James S Cowdon)

(Via Big Map Blog)

Map of Berlin (1789) | Carl Ludwig von Oesfeld

Vintage Infographic Map of Berlin (1789)

(image: Carl Ludwig von Oesfeld)

(Via Wikimedia)

Map of India in the Age of the Mahabharata (c1900) | Deccan Printing Works

Vintage InfographicMap of India in the Age of the Mahabharata

(image: Deccan Printing Works)

(Via World Digital Library)

Southern Hungary (c1800) | Hieronimus Benedicti

Vintage Infographic Southern Hungary (c1800)

(image: Hieronimus Benedicti)

(Via Rare Maps)

How to identify Warplanes (1943) | J.W. Clement

Vintage Infographic How to identify Warplanes (1943)

(image: J.W. Clement)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Sex distribution in 1930 | ISOTYPE Institute

Vintage Infographic Sex distribution in 1930

(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

(Via Full Table)

Chart of the Chesapeake And Delaware Bays (1808) | Fielding Jr. Lucas

Vintage Infographic Sweddish Lichens color history (1808)

(image: Fielding Jr. Lucas)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Map of Weimar (1569)

Vintage Infographic Map of Weimar (1569)

(image: Map of Weimar (1569))

(Via Wikimedia)

 
We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Meanwhile, you might want to visit our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these examples.

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