Vintage Infodesign [45]

A delightful journey in to the past of visualization

November 11, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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Our introductory tip for today’s Vintage Infodesign goes to another one of our favorite places around the Internet that continuously feeds us with precious antiques. John F. Ptak (@ptak) presents himself as a bookseller of rare modern scientific books, but that doesn’t gives justice to his contribution in the ‘blogosphere’. The Science Book Store is filled with old scientific illustrations, maps, charts, and much more, and it’s been regular presence in this space since the first edition – 45 weeks ago!

Basically, we put it up there, together with BibliOdissey and David Rumsey’s map collection, and we open up or trip in to data visualization memory lane with one of Ptaks’s most recent posts:

 

Geography Epitomiz’d (1733) | Thomas Bowles, John Bowles

Vintage Infographic Geography Epitomiz'd (1733)

(image: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles)

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Georgica Curiosa (1682) | Wolf Helmhardt von Hohberg

Vintage Infographic Georgica Curiosa (1682)

(image: Wolf Helmhardt von Hohberg)

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The Unanimous Declaration Of The Thirteen United States of America (1845) | Humphrey Phelps

Vintage Infographic The Unanimous Declaration Of The Thirteen United States of America (1845)

(image: Humphrey Phelps)

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Charte van Vlaendren (1538) | Pieter van der Beke

Vintage Infographic Charte van Vlaendren (1538)

(image: Pieter van der Beke)

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Ex Tiberii Alpharani de Basilicæ vaticanæ antiquissima et nova structura (1571)

Vintage Infographic Ex Tiberii Alpharani de Basilicæ vaticanæ antiquissima et nova structura (1571)

(image: Ex Tiberii Alpharani de Basilicæ vaticanæ antiquissima et nova structura (1571))

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New Map of the Wonderful, Large and Rich Land of Guiana (1598) | Jodocus Hondius

Vintage Infographic New Map of the Wonderful, Large and Rich Land of Guiana (1598)

(image: Jodocus Hondius)

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Map of Scandinavia (1529) | Olaus Magnus

Vintage Infographic Map of Scandinavia (1529)

(image: Olaus Magnus)

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São Paulo Province (1877) | Jules Victor André Martin

Vintage Infographic São Paulo Province (1877)

(image: Jules Victor André Martin)

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Statistical Breviary: Pie charts (1801) | William Playfair

Vintage Infographic Statistical Breviary  Pie charts (1801)

(image: William Playfair)

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Distortions of the female rib-cage caused by corset (1793)

Vintage Infographic Distortions of the female rib-cage caused by corset (1793)

(image: Distortions of the female rib-cage caused by corset (1793))

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American Productivity (1946) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage Infographic American Productivity (1946)

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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Hollywood Star Map – Golden Age Celebrities (1937) | Boggs

Vintage Infographic Hollywood Star Map -  Golden Age Celebrities (1937)

(image: Boggs)

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Diagram of the Federal Government and American Union (1862) | N. Mendal Shafer

Vintage Infographic Diagram of the Federal Government and American Union (1862)

(image: N. Mendal Shafer)

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Population of the United States by sex (1897) | Rand McNally and Company

Vintage Infographic Population of the United States by sex (1897)

(image: Rand McNally and Company)

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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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