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Vintage Infodesign [49]

The art of mapping and visualizing the world before the digital age

December 9, 2013

This post is brought to you by Infographic World.

 

In addition to our regular compilation of vintage data visualization goodies, we’d like to share with you one of those resources that every “old map aficionado’ should know of. The Old Maps Online Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

Created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland, it allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.

Happy browsing!

Jerusalem (1720) | Daniel Stoopendahl

Vintage Infographic Jerusalem (1720)
(image: Daniel Stoopendahl)

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Russian campaigns in the Crimean Tatarian Khanate (1736) | Henry de Leths

Vintage Infographic Russian campaigns in the Crimean Tatarian Khanate (1736)
(image: Henry de Leths)

(Via)

Comparative Overview of the Journeys of Dr. Barth and Dr. Livingstone (1857) | August Petermann

(image: August Petermann)

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Women and work (1945) | ISOTYPE Institute

Vintage Infographic Women and work (1945)
(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

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Planning for cotton (1945) | ISOTYPE Institute

Vintage Infographic Planning for cotton (1945)
(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

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A New Map of New England and New York (1687) | Robert Morden

Vintage Infographic A New Map of New England and New York (1687)
(image: )Robert Morden)

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Map of Sao Paulo (1913) | Alexandre Mariano Cococi

Vintage Infographic Map of Sao Paulo (1913)
(image: Alexandre Mariano Cococi)

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Rolling Pillboxes for the Army (1954) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Rolling Pillboxes for the Army (1954)
(image: Mechanix Illustrated)

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Map of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone (1830) | Bernard Sylvanus

Vintage Infographic Map of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone  (1830)
(image: Bernard Sylvanus)

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Moscow (1556) | Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein

Vintage Infographic Moscow (1556)
(image: Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein)

(Via)

Persia, New Universal Atlas (1852) | Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Vintage Infographic Persia, New Universal Atlas (1852)
(image: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. )

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Kosmos (1511) | Alexander von Humboldt

Vintage Infographic Kosmos (1511)
(image: Alexander von Humboldt)

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We’ll be back next week with the final round-up of 2013. Until then, 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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