Vintage Infodesign [16]

More beautiful examples of ancient information representation

April 22, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Our columnist Susana Pereira has been contributing with some articles here on Visual Loop that are directly related to this series of Vintage Information design inspiration. One of the most popular posts was the one about Anatomical illustrations on the study of the brain, published a couple of months ago.

We leave you with some of those illustrations, as well as the rest of this week’s selection:

Representation of the brain (1684) | Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson's representation of the brain, in The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized,1684

(Thomas Gibson’s representation of the brain, in The Anatomy of Humane Bodies Epitomized,1684.)

(Via)

Illustration of the brain (1772) | Shinnin Kawaguch

Illustration by Shinnin Kawaguch, published on Kaishihen, 1772

(Illustration by Shinnin Kawaguch, published on Kaishihen, 1772)

(Via)

Illustration of the brain (1664) | Thomas Willis

Thomas Willis illustration included in the Cerebri Anatome, 1664

(Thomas Willis illustration included in the Cerebri Anatome, 1664)

(Via)

Environs of London (1821) | John Cary

Vintage infographic / visualization,Environs of London - 1821  John Cary

(image: John Cary,1821)

(Via Warwick Leadlay Gallery)

Santa Cruz Hand Map (1912) | Polly Hill

Vintage infographic / visualization, Santa Cruz Hand Map - Polly Hill, 1912

(image: Polly Hill, 1912)

(Via Strange Maps)

Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment (1937) | Modern Mechanix

Vintage infographic / visualization, Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment - Modern Mechanix, 1937

(image: Modern Mechanix, 1937)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

An ocean between (1937) | P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence

Vintage infographic / visualization, An ocean between - P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence, 1937

(image: P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence, 1937)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Panama Canal (1903) | The Guardian

Vintage infographic / visualization, Panama Canal - The Guardian, 1903

(image: The Guardian, 1903)

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

Periods when to make money (1897) | George Tritcht

Vintage infographic / visualization, Periods when to make money - Geeroge Tritcht, 1897

(image: George Tritcht, 1897)

(Via Bill Cara)

Japanese aircraft identification chart (c.1944) | USS Massachusetts

Vintage infographic / visualization, Japanese aircraft identification chart

(image: USS Massachusetts, c.1944)

(Via World War II Database)

Historical map of Italy (1721) | Girolamo Andrea Martignoni

Vintage infographic / visualization, Historical map of Italy (1721) | Girolamo Andrea Martignoni

(image: Girolamo Andrea Martignoni, 1721)

(Via BibliOdissey)

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

Vintage infographic / visualization, Blood vessels of the face -  Elisa Schorn, c1900

(image: Elisa Schorn, c1900)

(via Mary Margret on Flickr)

HQ Twelfth Army Group situation map (1944) | Library of Congress

Vintage infographic / visualization, HQ Twelfth Army Group situation map - Library of Congress, 1944

(image: Library of Congress, 1944)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

What should the U.S. do with Great Britain (1941) | Fortune magazine

Vintage infographic / visualization, What should the U.S. do with Great Britain - Fortune magazine, 1941

(image: Fortune magazine, 1941)

(Via Fulltable)

 

And if you missed last week’s, here you have it:

 

Synopsis Universae Philologiae (1741) | Gottfried Hensel

Vintage infographic Synopsis Universae Philologiae

(image: Gottfried Hensel, 1741 )

(Via Wikimedia)

Germay Surrounded (1933) | Illustrite Zeitung

Vintage infographic Germay Surrounded - 1933,  Illustrite Zeitung

(image: Illustrite Zeitung, 1933)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Facial Muscles and Skull (c. 1812) | Jean Galbert Salvage

Vintage infographic Facial Muscles and Skull  - 1812  Jean Galbert Salvage

(image: Jean Galbert Salvage, c.1812)

(Via curiousprints on Etsy)

Asia Secunda Pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi (1581) | Heinrich Bunting

Vintage infographic Asia Secunda Pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi  - 1581 Heinrich Bunting

(image: Heinrich Bunting)

(Via Rare Maps)

Love location in the Brain (1875) | Orson Squire Fowler

Vintage infographic  Love location in the Brain - 1875 , Orson Squire Fowler

(image: Orson Squire Fowler, 1875)

(Via Pete Veilleux on Flickr)

Phases and appearances of the Moon (1660) | Andreas Cellarius

Vintage infographic  Phases and appearances of the Moon - 1660  Andreas Cellarius

(image: Andreas Cellarius, 1660)

(Via University of Utrecht)

Map of Port and River Tonnage (c.1850) | Charles Joseph Minard

Vintage infographic  Map of Port and River Tonnage - 1850 Charles Joseph Minard

(image: Charles Joseph Minard, 1850)

(Via Cartographia)

Geological map of the U.S. (1870) | Francis A. Walker

Vintage infographic Geological map of the U.S. (1870) | Francis A. Walker

(image: Francis A. Walker, 1870)

(Via Radical Cartography)

Geological and Palaeontological Map of the British Islands (c.1854) |Edward Forbes, Alexander Keith Johnston

Vintage infographic  Geological and Palaeontological Map of the British Islands  - 1854 Edward Forbes, Alexander Keith Johnston


(image: Edward Forbes, Alexander Keith Johnston, 1854)

(Via Scientific Illustration)

Geography of Tropical Plants (1805) | Friedrich von Humboldt

Vintage infographic  Geography of Tropical Plants - 1805 Friedrich von Humboldt

(image: Friedrich von Humboldt, 1805)

(Via The Oregon Trail)

 

We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Until then, enjoy your week!

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