Vintage Infodesign [52]

To start the week with a dash of the ancient craft of visualization

January 13, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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Among the many visual ‘gems’ we bring you every Monday, maps do have a special place. And with all the examples of ancient maps, week after week, it’s fun to see that the role of cartography in the shaping of our modern, digital world is far from being exhausted.

So, after reading a recent article published on Gizmodo, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, with some of the earliest maps of the U.S., it just felt natural to open this edition of Vintage InfoDesign with a couple of those historical charts.

Hope you enjoy!

The Course of the Mississippi (1718) | Company of the West

Vintage Infographic The Course of the Mississippi (1718) | Company of the West

(image: Company of the West)

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World Map (1707) | Pieter van der Aa

Vintage Infographic World Map (1707) |  Pieter van der Aa

(image: Pieter van der Aa)

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New Mexico and Florida (1656) | Nicolas Sanson

Vintage Infographic New Mexico and Florida (1656) | Nicolas Sanson

(image: Nicolas Sanson)

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Plan for a Hypothetical Nicaraguan Canal (c1870) | Julius Bien and Co

Vintage Infographic Plan for a Hypothetical Nicaraguan Canal (c1870)

(image: Julius Bien and Co)

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Relief traffic map of the recommended interregional system (1944) | National Interregional Highway Committee

Vintage Infographic Relief traffic map of the recommended interregional system (1944)

(image: National Interregional Highway Committee)

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Prizes for Home-Built Baby Autos! (1931) | Modern Mechanix

Vintage Infographic Prizes for Home-Built Baby Autos! (1931)

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The Gas Turbine (1944) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic The Gas Turbine (1944)

(image: Fortune magazine)

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Map of the Holy Land (1720) | Liebaux

Vintage Infographic Map of the Holy Land (1720)

(image: Liebaux)

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North American “Bird’s-Eye” View (1558) | Caspar Vopell

Vintage Infographic North American "Bird's-Eye" View (1558)

(image: Caspar Vopell)

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How the world will end (1929) | Modern Mechanix

Vintage Infographic How the world will end (1929)

(image: Modern Mechanix)

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Railroad Map of British Honduras (c1920) | Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

Vintage Infographic Railroad Map of British Honduras (c1920)

(image: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America)

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Time to close, but we’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these examples.

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