Vintage Infodesign [43]

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October 28, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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To open up this week’s inspirational trip into data viz memory lane, we picked a recent post featured on Retronaut – another classy place to get your ‘vintage fix’ every once in a while.

This particular post is about the oldest surviving exemplar of the Latin translation of Aratus’s (c. 315-240 B. C.) “Phaenomena”. This Greek poet described the constellations and other celestial phenomena, and the illustrations present in this particular translation are simply amazing – ‘Word clouds’, anyone?

The first three images of today’s post are from that book, followed by the usual set with old charts, diagrams and graphics:

Constelations (c.1100)

Vintage Infographic Constelations (c.1100)

(image: Constelations (c.1100))

Vintage Infographic Constelations (c.1100)

(image: Constelations (c.1100))

Vintage Infographic Constelations (c.1100)

(image: Constelations (c.1100))

(Via)

World Map (1511) | Bernard Sylvanus

Vintage Infographic World Map (1511)

(image: Bernard Sylvanus)

(Via)

Map of California roads for cyclers (1896) | George W. Blum

Vintage Infographic Map of California roads for cyclers (1896)

(image: George W. Blum)

(Via)

Human body in plan, elevation and cross-section (1560) | Jean Cousin the Younger

Vintage Infographic Human body in plan, elevation and cross-section (1560)

(image: Jean Cousin the Younger)

(Via)

The Pony Express Route (1860) | William Henery Jackson

Vintage Infographic The Pony Express Route (1860)

(image: William Henery Jackson)

(Via)

Bombs Away! (1952) | Science And Mechanics

Vintage Infographic Bombs Away! (1952)

(image: Science And Mechanics)

(Via)

The longest rivers (1852) | Barbie du Bocage, J.G.; Dufour, H.

Vintage Infographic The longest rivers (1852)

(image: Barbie du Bocage, J.G.; Dufour, H.)

(Via)

The American People (1957) | Rudolf Modley

Vintage Infographic The American People (1957)

(image: Rudolf Modley)

(Via)

The Temple of Solomon (1584) | Christian van Adrichom

Vintage Infographic The Temple of Solomon (1584)

(image: Christian van Adrichom)

(Via)

Map of Tokyo Bay (1852) | Author unknown

Vintage Infographic Map of Tokyo Bay (1852)

(image: Author unknown)

(Via)

Arbor dividui et individuib (1538) | Martin Sanchez

Vintage Infographic Arbor dividui et individuib (1538)

(image: Martin Sanchez)

(Via)

Military Portraits (1861) | Hall, E.S.; Lloyd, H.H.; Waters & Son

Vintage Infographic Military Portraits (1861)

(image: Hall, E.S.; Lloyd, H.H.; Waters & Son)

(Via)

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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