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Vintage Infodesign [44]

Reading tips and a brand new set of old charts, maps and graphics

November 4, 2013

This post is brought to you by Infographic World.

 

When we say that vintage visualization is ‘the new black’ we are not kidding. After all, what else can you say after reading an article about charts that changed the world—way on CNBC? In it, Eric Rosenbaum talks about the presentation given by Tableau’s CEO Christian Chabot at #TCC13 earlier this year, about the increasing importance of data visualization throughout history. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth checking out.

And before we move on to our weekly selection of old maps, charts and graphics, a couple of additional recommendations. First, two online resources that caught our attention and were quite mentioned on Twitter: Examples of sketches by great scientists and the amazing Database of Scientific Illustrators (HT BibliOdissey on Twitter).

And the second is for those in New York: The exhibition Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library explores the integral role illustration has played in scientific discovery through 50 striking, large-format reproductions from seminal holdings in the American Museum of Natural History Library’s Rare Book collection. The exhibition will be available until October 12, 2014, and you can get all the details here.

And now, here’s this week’s list of vintage InfoDesign:

Foreign Embassies in Beijing in the 1900s (1900)

Vintage Infographic Foreign Embassies in Beijing in the 1900s (1900)
(image: Foreign Embassies in Beijing in the 1900s (1900))

(Via)

Weather chart (1863) | Francis Galton

Vintage Infographic Weather chart (1863)
(image: Francis Galton)

(Via)

Discus Chronologicus (c. 1720) | Christoph Weigel

Vintage Infographic Discus Chronologicus (c. 1720)
(image: Christoph Weigel)

(Via)

Patent drawing of a flying machine (1869) | Department of Commerce. Patent Office

Vintage Infographic Patent drawing of a flying machine (1869)
(image: Department of Commerce. Patent Office)

(Via)

Fiscal chart of the US (1874) | Francis Walker

Vintage Infographic Fiscal chart of the US (1874)
(image: Francis Walker)

(Via)

Temple of Time (1846) | Emma Williard

Vintage Infographic Temple of Time (1846)
(image: Emma Williard)

(Via)

What the Telephone Map Shows (1914) | Popular Electricity And Modern Mechanics

Vintage Infographic What the Telephone Map Shows (1914)
(image: Popular Electricity And Modern Mechanics)

(Via)

World Map (1573) | Domingos Teixeira

Vintage Infographic World Map (1573)
(image: Domingos Teixeira)

(Via)

Composition of the foreign-born population (1890) | Henry Gannett

Vintage Infographic Composition of the foreign-born population (1890)
(image: Henry Gannett)

(Via)

Chart of Principal Animals of the World (1831) | William Woodbridge

Vintage Infographic Chart of Principal Animals of the World (1831)
(image: William Woodbridge)

(Via)

Louis XIV’s army crossing the Rene (1698) | Bernard Sylvanus

Vintage Infographic Louis XIV's army crossing the Rene (1698)
(image: Bernard Sylvanus)

(Via)

Palestine, Tribes, and Jerusalem (1783) | Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville

Vintage Infographic Palestine, Tribes, and Jerusalem (1783)
(image: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville)

(Via)

Optical Instruments (c.1672) | John Yarwell

Vintage Infographic Optical Instruments (c.1672)
(image: John Yarwell)

(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.

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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