Vintage Infodesign [6]

Beautiful, intriguing and fascinating: old charts, maps and graphics for inspiration

February 11, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

It’s great to see more and more blogs picking up the subject of ancient data visualization! This time, a post by¬†Anni Murray¬†for the Visual.ly Blog brought to our attention some of the most important Infographics of the 19th Century.

We’ve included a couple of those in today’s selection:

 

Post-War New World Map (c.1942) | Maurice Gomberg

Vintage Infographic Post-War New World Map (c.1942)

(image:Maurice Gomberg, c.1942 )

(Via PakaAlert Press)

International Morse Code Pocket Signal Disk (1914) | Standard Novelty Co.

Vintage Infographic International Morse Code Pocket Signal Disk (1914)

(image:Standard Novelty Co., 1914 )

(Via Alan Mays on Flickr)

Battle of Trafalgar Panorama (c.1860) | Robert Barker

Vintage Infographic Battle of Trafalgar Panorama (c.1860)

(image:Robert Barker, c.1860 )

(Via Retronaut)

The Press and its Readers (c.1925) | P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence

Vintage Infographic The Press and its Readers (c.1925)

(image:P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence, c.1925 )

(Via Prof. Michael Stoll and Brainpickings)

Mars Map (1878) | Giovanni Schiaparelli

Vintage Infographic Mars Map (1878)

(image:Giovanni Schiaparelli, 1878 )

(Via BibliOdissey)

World Map (1507) | Martin Waldseem√ľller

Vintage Infographic World Map (1507)

(image:Martin Waldseem√ľller,1507¬† )

(Via Daily Mail)

Picture of Nations (1836) | Emma Willard

Vintage Infographic Picture of Nations (1836)

(image:Emma Willard, 1836 )

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection and Visual.ly)

Modern Papoose (1945) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Modern Papoose (1945)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated,1945  )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

The sizes of the celestial bodies (c.1660) | Andreas Cellarius

Vintage Infographic The sizes of the celestial bodies (c.1660)

(image:Andreas Cellarius,c.1660  )

(Via Utrecht University)

Diagram of planetary courses in the zodiacal signs

(Via Walters Art Museum on Flickr)

Blood vessels of the face (c.1900) | Elisa Schorn

Vintage Infographic Blood vessels of the face (c.1900)

(image:Elisa Schorn,c.1900  )

(Via Mary Margaret on Flickr)

Conspectus of the History of Political Parties and the Federal Government (1880) | Walter Houghton

Vintage Infographic Conspectus of the History of Political Parties and the Federal Government (1880)

(image:Walter Houghton,1880  )

(Via Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection and Visual.ly)

 

And last week’s featured works:

 

How you may live and travel in the city of 1950 (c.1925) | Popular Science Monthly

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How you may live and travel in the city of 1950 (c.1925)

(image:Popular Science Monthly, c.1925 )

(Via Retronaut)

World’s Coal Production (1920) | The World Book

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World's Coal Production (1920)

(image:The World Book, 1920 )

(Via Eric Fischer on Flickr)

The Miracle of the Bar Bells (1952) | Mechanix Illustrated

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Miracle of the Bar Bells (1952)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated,1952 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Plan of the Solar System (1835) | F.J. Huntington

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Plan of the Solar System (1835)

(image:F.J. Huntington, 1835)

(Via William Creswell on Flickr)

Chemistry of Combustion and Illumination (1854) | Edward Livingston Youmans

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Chemistry of Combustion and Illumination (1854)

(image:Edward Livingston Youmans, 1854 )

(Via Brainpickings)

Volvox minor (1883) | Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Volvox minor (1883)

(image:Arnold and Carolina Dodel-Port, 1883 )

(Via BibliOdissey)

Space: The Architecture of the Universe (1962) | Gottfried Honegger

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Space The Architecture of the Universe (1962)

(image:Gottfried Honegger, 1962 )

(Via Aqua Velvet)

The Olympic games (1908) | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 1908 olympics games

(image:The Guardian, 1908 )

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

Mississippi Map (c.1878) | Encyclopedia Britannica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mississippi Map (c.1878)

(image:Encyclopedia Britannica,c.1878 )

(Via Andy Brill on Flickr)

The Human Body (1959) | Cornelius De Witt

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic

(image:Cornelius De Witt,1959 )

(Via krakencrafts on Flickr)

 

We’ll be back next week with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our daily updates here on Visual Loop.

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