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Vintage Infodesign [6]

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

February 11, 2013

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 Waldseemüller

Vintage Infographic World Map (1507)
(image:Martin Waldseemüller,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.

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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