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Vintage Infodesign [7]

An assorted selection of old maps and graphs

February 18, 2013

This week, besides the usual selection of vintage visualizations collected from some of the best sources available on the Internet, we’re also including a contribution from Visual Loop Brasil, or more precisely from one of its readers. Portuguese tech consultant Gilberto Abreu sent us  some graphics about the road infrastructure, numbers of drivers and other interesting stats related to Portugal, dating back to 1935.

These graphics were part of the reports created for the Portuguese Infrastructure Ministry  and we’ve included a couple of them in today’s selection:

 

Drivers, Cars an Fuel in Portugal (1935) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1935)

Average number of workers (1947) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1947)

Traffic in Portugal (1947) | Junta Autónoma das Estradas

(image: Junta Autónoma das Estradas, 1947)

A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to the Latest and Most Exact Observations (1736) | Herman Moll

Vintage Infographic A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to the Latest and Most Exact Observations (1736)
(image:Herman Moll, 1736 )

(Via Sci Maps)

VW 1200/1300 (c.1970)

Vintage Infographic VW 1200 1300 (c.1970)
(image:VW 1200/1300 (c.1970) )

(Via prof. Michael Stoll on Flickr)

World Mountains and Rivers Map (1864) | Alvin Johnson

Vintage Infographic World Mountains and Rivers Map (1864)
(image:Alvin Johnson,1864  )

(Via Wikimedia)

Phonograph-Aquarium (1954) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Phonograph-Aquarium (1954)
(image:Mechanix Illustrated, 1954 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

The Art of Shaving (1846) | Professor Legrand

Vintage Infographic The Art of Shaving (1846)
(image:Professor Legrand, 1846 )

(Via Paul K on Flickr)

Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960)

Vintage Infographic Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960)
(image: Transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development (c. 1960) )

(Via Duke University Libraries and Ripetungi)

Measure chart (c.1920) | J.C. Savage

Vintage Infographic Measure chart (c.1920)
(image: J.C. Savage,c.1920 )

(Via Papergreat)

A Korean World Map (c.1800) | Chonhado/World Atlas

Vintage Infographic A Korean World Map (c.1800)
(image:Chonhado/World Atlas, c.1800 )

(Via British Library)

Snoqualmie power plant (c.1900) | Alfred D. Bowen

Vintage Infographic Snoqualmie power plant (c.1900)
(image:Alfred D. Bowen, c.1900 )

(Via Wikipedia)
And here are last week’s featured works:

 

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)

 

We’ll be back next week with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our daily updates here on Visual Loop, and if you came across some old map, chart of graph, send it to us and we’ll be sure to add it to our weekly selection.

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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