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Vintage Infodesign [68]

Round up of ancient charts, information graphics and diagrams

May 5, 2014

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Today’s opening picks for this selection of vintage information graphics and maps comes, once again, from Slate’s history blog Vault, run by Rebecca Onion. The article in question was posted in April, and featured five maps published in 1874, by Dr. Sidney H. Carney, then Associate Medical Director for the New York Life Insurance Company.

Using data from the company’s files to represent incidences of disease in the eastern United States, the charts show the presence of malaria, pneumonia, rheumatism, typhoid fever, and phthisis (an archaic term for tuberculosis), and you should get to know more about this innovative work, by reading Rebeccas’s full article.

Now, let’s move on to our hand-picked selection:

Malaria in the US (1874) | Sidney H. Carney

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

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Phthisis (TB) in the US (1874) | Sidney H. Carney

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

(Via)

Rheumatism in the US (1874) | Sidney H. Carney

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

(Via)

Pneumonia in the US (1874) | Sidney H. Carney

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

(Via)

Typhoid fever in the US (1874) | Sidney H. Carney

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

(Via)

Colonial Empire of France (1931) | Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine)

(Via)

Islandia (1619) | Jodocus Hondius

(image: Jodocus Hondius)

(Via)

Map of London on a lady’s glove (1851) | George Shove

(image: George Shove)

(Via)

A Literary map of Texas (1955) | Dallas Public Library

(image: Dallas Public Library)

(Via)

How America’s Fighter Planes stack up (1942) | Popular Science

(image: Popular Science)

(Via)

Willard’s Chronographer of American History (1845) | Emma Willard

(image: Emma Willard)

(Via)

Map of Holland (1537) | Jacob van Deventer

(image: Jacob van Deventer)

(Via)

Bridge reinforcement (1910) | Robert Maillart

(image: Robert Maillart)

(Via)

Map of Peru (1938) | Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine)

(Via)

The Solar System (1804) | Wilson Loury

(image: Wilson Loury)

(Via) a

Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas (1671) | John Ogilby

(image: John Ogilby)

(Via)

A Magic City from a Swamp (1928) | Popular Science

(image: Popular Science)

(Via)

The General Plan of the Analytical Engine (1840) | Charles Babbage

(image: Charles Babbage)

(Via)

Brooklyn City Railroad Map (1874) | J B Beers and Co

(image: J B Beers and Co)

(Via)

 

That’s it for today’s round up! We’ll be back next week with another selection, but until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, just with old maps and infographics.

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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