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Vintage Infodesign [50]

Our last journey of 2013 in to the history of visualization

December 16, 2013

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As you’ve probably noticed (if you follow all our posts), we’re preparing ourselves to a well-deserved two-week vacation, here on Visual Loop. It has been a long year – the first full year of Visual Loop, since we launch in July 2012 – and we really need this break to fill up the tank. Thank you all for your support, especially in this space, where we try to show on a weekly basis how long data visualization and information design have been around.

Also, we’d like to make a special mention to Infographic World, the exclusive sponsor of this column, for their support in this effort of digging out these wonderful examples of ancient design.

So, this edition of Vintage InfoDesign is actually the last of 2013. But don’t worry: In 2014 we’ll keep feeding you with more old-time visual extravaganzas, every Monday – like the ones we picked up for today’s post:

Map of the Argentine Railways (1911) | Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway Company

Vintage Infographic Map of the Argentine Railways (1911)
(image: Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway Company)

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Great Trading Routes of the Sahara (1889) | Edouard Blanc

Vintage Infographic Great Trading Routes of the Sahara (1889)
(image: Edouard Blanc)

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Housing conditions in Russia (1947) | ISOTYPE Institute

Vintage Infographic Housing conditions in Russia (1947)
(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

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World Map (1595) | Abraham Ortelius

Vintage Infographic World Map (1595)
(image: Abraham Ortelius)

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North Pole (1595) | Gerhard Mercator

Vintage Infographic Notth Pole (1595)
(image: Gerhard Mercator)

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Vintage Infographic British elections vs Soviet elections (1944)
(image: ISOTYPE Institute)

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Cities in Persia (1762) | Johann Baptist Homann

Vintage Infographic Cities in Persia (1762)
(image: Johann Baptist Homann)

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Catalan Atlas – World Maps (1387) | Abraham Cresques

Vintage Infographic  Catalan Atlas – World Maps (1387)
(image: Abraham Cresques)

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Places of Action between the English and Spanish Fleets (1739) | John Pine

Vintage Infographic Places of Action between the English and Spanish Fleets (1739)
(image: John Pine)

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The Alaska Line: The All-American Route (1936) | Alaska Steamship Co

Vintage Infographic The Alaska Line The All-American Route (1936)
(image: Alaska Steamship Co)

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TV Goes to the Conventions (1952) | Popular Mechanics

Vintage Infographic TV Goes to the Conventions (1952)
(image: Popular Mechanics)

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Africa, or Greater Libya (1679) | Nicolas Sanson

Vintage Infographic Africa, or Greater Libya (1679)
(image: Nicolas Sanson)

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Time to close this last compilation of the year. Hope you all enjoy the Holiday Season, and we’ll see you in 2014!

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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