Vintage Infodesign [68]

Round up of ancient charts, information graphics and diagrams

May 5, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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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

Vintage infographic 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

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

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

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

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

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

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

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

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

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

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

(image: Sidney H. Carney)

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Colonial Empire of France (1931) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage infographic Colonial Empire of France (1931)

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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Islandia (1619) | Jodocus Hondius

Vintage infographic Map Islandia (1619) | Jodocus Hondius

(image: Jodocus Hondius)

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

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

(image: George Shove)

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

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

(image: Dallas Public Library)

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

Vintage infographic How America's Fighter Planes stack up (1942) | Popular Science

(image: Popular Science)

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

Vintage infographic Willard's Chronographer of American History (1845)

(image: Emma Willard)

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Map of Holland (1537) | Jacob van Deventer

 Vintage infographic Map of Holland (1537) |  Jacob van Deventer

(image: Jacob van Deventer)

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Bridge reinforcement (1910) | Robert Maillart

Vintage infographic Bridge reinforcement (1910) | Robert Maillart

(image: Robert Maillart)

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Map of Peru (1938) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage infographic Map of Peru (1938)

(image: Fortune Magazine)

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The Solar System (1804) | Wilson Loury

Vintage infographic The Solar System (1804)

(image: Wilson Loury)

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Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas (1671) | John Ogilby

Vintage infographic Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas (1671) | John Ogilby

(image: John Ogilby)

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

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

(image: Popular Science)

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

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

(image: Charles Babbage)

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

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

(image: J B Beers and Co)

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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.

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