Vintage Infodesign [53]

Old maps, charts and graphics from before the Digital Age

January 20, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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For our introduction today, we’ve picked a post that was actually highlighted on our latest Data Viz News: Gizmodo’s 14 Complex Data Visualizations That Take The Form Of A Tree, a shout out from Jordan Kushins to Manuel Lima‘s new book, The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge. The post features several examples of visualizations, and we start this edition of Vintage InfoDesign with some of the visualizations presented in that article.

Hope you enjoy!

The Tree of Man’s Life (c. 1639–50) | John Goddard

The Tree of Man's Life by John Goddard, ca. 1639–50

The Tree of Man’s Life | John Goddard

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Tree of consanguinity (1471) | Loyset Liédet

Vintage Infographic Tree of consanguinity (1471)

(image: Loyset Liédet)

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Cartesian system of Vortices (1644) | René Descartes

Vintage Infographic Cartesian system of Vortices (1644)

(image: René Descartes)

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Ausschnitt (1589) | Joist Moers

Vintage Infographic Ausschnitt (1589)

(image: Joist Moers)

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Map of Maui, Hawaii (1885) | F.S. Dodge

Vintage Infographic Map of Maui, Hawaii (1885)

(image: F.S. Dodge)

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Fiberglass sports car (1956) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Fiberglass sports car (1956)

(image: Mechanix Illustrated)

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The shores of Spain and Portugal (1751) | Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Vintage Infographic The shores of Spain and Portugal

(image: Jacques Nicolas Bellin)

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Holy Land and the 12 Tribes (1759)

Vintage Infographic Holy Land and the 12 Tribes (1759)

(image: Holy Land and the 12 Tribes)

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The Moniac (1952) | Fortune magazine

Vintage Infographic The Moniac (1952)

(image: Fortune magazine)

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Map of Berlin (1789) | Carl Ludwig von Oesfeld

Vintage Infographic Map of Berlin (1789)

(image: Carl Ludwig von Oesfeld)

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Comparing the size of the ‘Lusitania’ (1907) | The Illustrated London News

Vintage Infographic Comparing the size of the 'Lusitania' (1907)

(image: The Illustrated London News)

Vintage Infographic Comparing the size of the 'Lusitania' (1907)

(image: The Illustrated London News)

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Map of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (1893)

 Vintage Infographic Map of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (1893)

(image: Map of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay)

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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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