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Vintage Infodesign [58]

The world of our ancestors, in vintage graphics and plates

February 24, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned in this space the new season dedicated to scientific visualization that is taking place at the British Library. If you’re in London during this period, you should pay a visit and participate in the events that are part of this season, but today’s opening picks are not about Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight.

Instead, we bring you a couple of illustrations done by Indian artists working in Calcutta, Barrackpore and South India between 1798 and 1805. The British Library in London has recently given TrendLand exclusive access to these unique wildlife illustrations, and we thought it would be nice to showcase some of those examples, in addition to our usual list of old maps, charts and graphics.

Hope you enjoy today’s picks!

Scientific illustrations (C.1800)

Vintage wildlife illustrations
(image: Vintage wildlife illustrations)
Vintage infographic scientific illustration
(image: Vintage wildlife illustrations)
 Vintage wildlife illustrations
(image: Vintage wildlife illustrations)

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Map of English Dominions in North America (1759) | Homann Erben

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Map of English Dominions in North America (1759) | Homann Erben
(image: Homann Erben)

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Expo 1900 Paris (1900) | H. Lokay

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Expo 1900 Paris (1900) | H. Lokay
(image: H. Lokay)

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Weather chart (1863) | Francis Galton

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Weather chart (1863) | Francis Galton
(image: Francis Galton)

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Mountains (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration Mountains (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie
(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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Map of Butler County, Kansas (1876) | S. L. Shotwell

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Map of Butler County, Kansas (1876) | S. L. Shotwell
(image: S. L. Shotwell)

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Cars of 1905 (1905)

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Cars of 1905 (1905)
(image: Cars of 1905 (1905))

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Mappa Mundi (1235) | Gervase of Ebstorf

Vintage infographic scientific illustration Mappa Mundi (1235) | Gervase of Ebstorf
(image: Gervase of Ebstorf)

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A life-preserving coffin in doubtful cases of death (1843) | Christian Henry Eisenbrandt

Vintage infographic scientific illustration A life-preserving coffin in doubtful cases of death (1843) | Christian Henry Eisenbrandt
(image: Christian Henry Eisenbrandt)

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All up and down the US littoral (1941) | Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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The Sun in the Centre of the Universe (c1660) | Andreas Cellarius

(image: Andreas Cellarius)

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Königsberg map (1905) | Sendker

(image: Sendker)

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Quivirae Regnu cum alijs versus Borea (1593) | Cornelis De Jode

(image: Cornelis De Jode)

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Christmas card of the future (1960) | Arthur Radebaugh

(image: Arthur Radebaugh)

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Three Configurations of the Universe (c.1700) | Johann Zahn

(image: Johann Zahn)

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Land grant of Atlantic and Pacific R.R. (1883) | Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company

(image: Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company)

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The Parties are Judged (1941) | Irving Geis

(image: Irving Geis)

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The Central Sun (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration The Central Sun (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie
(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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That’s it for today’s round-up! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams, but until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these visual goodies.

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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