Vintage Infodesign [51]

Back to our regular round-ups of old maps, charts and graphics

January 6, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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It’s great to be back to our weekly compilations of vintage maps, charts and other types of visualizations, created before the 1960s. In fact, today makes exactly one year since Vintage InfoDesign [1], and it has been a fantastic ride, so far.

So, thanks for joining us here every Monday, and let’s start with our regular ‘vintage tip’, this time about a website that perhaps many of you aren’t familiarized with. The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States is a project of University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, released in December.

This digital edition of Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States reproduces all of the atlas’s nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced “in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.”.

Worth checking out! And here are the first ‘vintage picks’ of 2014:

Soviet calendar (1930)

Vintage Infographic Soviet calendar (1930)

(image: Soviet calendar (1930))

(Via)

Measuring Big Things in Terms of Units of Trinity Churches (1903) | Scientific American

Vintage Infographic Measuring Big Things in Terms of Units of Trinity Churches (1903)

(image: Scientific American (1903))

(Via)

World map (1589) | Gerard en Cornelis de Jode

Vintage Infographic World map (1589)

(image: Gerard en Cornelis de Jode)

(Via)

Map of the Colony of Berbice (1802) | Friedrich von Bouchenroeder

Vintage Infographic Map of the Colony of Berbice (1802)

(image: Friedrich von Bouchenroeder)

(Via)

The proposed site for a World’s Fair (1879) | Walter Stranders

Vintage Infographic The proposed site for a World's Fair (1883)

(image: Walter Stranders)

(Via)

Decline of the city (1943) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic Decline of the city (1943)

(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via)

Patent for steam velocipede (1789) | Michaux-Perreaux

Vintage Infographic Patent for steam velocipede (1789)

(image: Michaux-Perreaux)

(Via)

Saint Petersburg (c.1720) | Johann Baptist Homann

Vintage Infographic Saint Petersburg (c.1720)

(image: Johann Baptist Homann)

(Via)

Four Tax Plans (1944) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic Four Tax Plans (1944)

(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via)

Carte der Grafschaft Schaumburg (1789) | Johann J. Müller

Vintage Infographic Carte der Grafschaft Schaumburg  (1789)

(image: Johann J. Müller)

(Via)

Tornadoes (1765) | Gottlob Burchard Genzmer

Vintage Infographic Tornadoes (1765)

(image: Gottlob Burchard Genzmer)

(Via)

Money Making Toys For Christmas (1934) | Science And Mechanics

Vintage Infographic Money Making Toys For Christmas (1934)

(image: Science And Mechanics)

(Via)

 

Time to close this first trip into data viz history of the year. Again, it’s great to have you here, and see you next Monday!

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