Vintage Infodesign [10]

A hand-picked selection of charts, maps and even animated gifs!

March 11, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

The Speech Chain: A Vintage Illustrated Guide to the Science of Language and Vintage Anatomical Charts of the Male and Female Body, as Animated GIFs are the most recent posts written by Brain Pickings‘s Maria Popova, focused on vintage scientific illustration, a theme that is quite frequent in one of the most popular blogs in the world. We bring you a small sample of the images gathered in both those posts, together with other interesting examples of medieval cartography, charts from the early 1900s and much more.

Also worth mentioning is Prof. Michael Stoll‘s exhition ‘The History of Infographics‘, that happened during the IC13 congress in Zeist, The Netherlands. You can check out some photos posted on Flickr here.

We leave you now with this week’s selection:

 

The cochlear portion of the inner ear (1963) | Bell Telephone Laboratories

The cochlear portion of the inner ear (1963), infographic by Bell Telephone Laboratories

(image: Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1963 )

(Via Brain Pickings)

Man’s Anatomy (1942) | Myron D. Jacoby

Man's Anatomy (1942), infographic by Myron D. Jacoby

(image:Myron D. Jacoby, 1942 )

(Animated gif by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings)

Woman’s anatomy (1942) | Myron D. Jacoby

Woman's anatomy (1942), infographic by Myron D. Jacoby

(image:Myron D. Jacoby, 1942 )

(Animated gif by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings)

World Map (1652) | Nicolas Visscherc

 World Map (1652) , infographic by Nicolas Visscherc

(image:Nicolas Visscherc, 1652 )

(Via Teletoples Blog)

Origins of Slang (1967)

Origins of Slang (1967), infographic by Origins of Slang

(image:Origins of Slang ,1967)

(Via Wired)

Communication Chart (1907) | Marconi

Communication Chart (1907), infographic by Marconi

(image:Marconi, 1907)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

The solar system and the theory of the seasons (1854) | Sidney Hall and William Hughes

The solar system and the theory of the seasons (1854) , infographic by  Sidney Hall and William Hughes

(image: Sidney Hall and William Hughes, 1854 )

(Via Retronaut)

Clover-leaf world map (1588) | Henrich Bünting

Clover-leaf world map (1588) , infographic by Henrich Bünting

(image:Henrich Bünting, 1588 )

(Via SciMaps)

Der Bodensee (1970) | Erich Hofmann

Der Bodensee (1970), infographic by Erich Hofmann

(image: Erich Hofmann, 1970)

(Via Michael Stoll on Flickr)

Master plan of development of the USSR’s agricultural sector (c1960)

Master plan of development of the USSR’s agricultural sector (c1960), infographic by Master plan of development of the USSR’s agricultural sector (c1960)

(image: Robin Richars, c1960)

(Via Robin Richars)

The Astronomy of the Great Flood (1925) | The Illustrated London News

The Astronomy of the Great Flood (1925), infographic by The Illustrated London News

(image:The Illustrated London News, 1925 )

(Via Ptak Science Books)
And in case you missed last week’s featured works:

 

The Cotton Kingdom (1653) | Edward Atkinson

Vintage Infographic The Cotton Kingdom (1653)

(image:Edward Atkinson, 1653 )

(Via The New York Times)

How to swim (c.1900s) | Friedrich Eduard Bilz

Vintage Infographic How to swim (c.1900s)

(image: Friedrich Eduard Bilz, c.1900s)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Steam Baths (c.1900s) | Friedrich Eduard Bilz

Vintage Infographic Steam Baths (c.1900s)

(image:Friedrich Eduard Bilz, c.1900s )

(Via Brain Pickings)

Evesham World Map (c1400) | Evesham Abbey

Vintage Infographic Evesham World Map (c1400)

(image:Evesham Abbey, c1400 )

(Via Daily Mail)

Unnamed fort town (1722) | Laurens van der Hem

Vintage Infographic Unnamed fort town (1722)

(image:Laurens van der Hem, 1722 )

(Via BibliOdissey)

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893) | Orlando Ferguson

Vintage Infographic Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893)

(image:Orlando Ferguson, 1893 )

(Via Map Room Blog)

First Atlas of Russia (1745) | Joseph Nicolas de L’Isle

Vintage Infographic First Atlas of Russia (1745)

(image:Joseph Nicolas de L’Isle, 1745)

(Via David Rumsey online collection)

A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart (c. 1833–1842) | D. W. Kellogg

Vintage Infographic A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart (c. 1833–1842)

(image:D. W. Kellogg, c. 1833–1842 )

(Via American Antiquarian)

History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945)

Vintage Infographic History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945)

(image:History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945) )

(Via Ptak Science Books)

The Mapa Cor-de-rosa: A Portuguese Empire That Never Was (1886) | Erherd Fres

Vintage Infographic The Mapa Cor de rosa A Portuguese Empire That Never Was (1886)

(image: Erherd Fres,1886 )

(Via Strange Maps)

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.

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