Vintage Infodesign [17]

Old charts, maps and graphics in another huge round-up

April 29, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

One of the beauties of the Internet is that it brings up to life not only the latest trends and technologies, but also the old stuff. Countless websites dedicate to the commercialization of antiques of all kind, including of course, visual representations of information, like maps, engravings and charts.

One of the great places to find this type of items is Etsy, the popular eCommerce website that has made its way into the preference of internet users with a passion for handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies.

We’ve added some of those examples to our weekly round-up:

 

World Map (1905) | A. Leipsig

Vintage infographic / visualization, World Map - 1909

(image: A. Leipsig)

(Via)

Alabama Map (c1930) | P.S. Johst

Vintage infographic / visualization, Alabama Map - c1930

(image: P.S. Johst)

(Via)

Population Density Growth and Religions of the World (1921)

Vintage infographic / visualization, Population Infographics Density Growth and Religions of the World 1921

(image: Population Density Growth and Religions of the World, 1921)

(Via)

How a department stores works (c1950) | Frank Soltesz

Vintage infographic / visualization, How a department stores works - c1950

(image: Frank Soltesz)

(Via Vintage Ads)

Atlas Portatilis Coelestis (1723) | Johann Leonhard Rost

Vintage infographic / visualization, Atlas Portatilis Coelestis

(image: Johann Leonhard Rost, 1723)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Izu Seven Islands (c1847) | Ino Tadataka

Vintage infographic / visualization, Izu Seven Islands - 1847

(image: Ino Tadataka, c1847)

(Via Wikimedia)

One War to go (1945) | Fortune Magazine

Vintage infographic / visualization, One War to go (1945) |  Fortune Magazine

(image: Fortune Magazine, 1945)

(Via Fulltable)

A quick guide to motor-car badges (c1937) | Modern Boys Book of Hobbies

Vintage infographic / visualization, A quick guide to motor-car badges (c1937) | Modern Boys Book of Hobbies

(image: Modern Boys Book of Hobbies, 1937)

Vintage infographic / visualization, A quick guide to motor-car badges (c1937) | Modern Boys Book of Hobbies

(image: Modern Boys Book of Hobbies, c1937)

(Via Automobiliart)

Theory of compound radicals (1854) | Edward Livingston Youmans

Vintage infographic / visualization, Theory of compound radicals (1854) | Edward Livingston Youmans

(image: Edward Livingston Youmans, 1854)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Port Royal in South Carolina (1777) | J.F.W. Des Barres

Vintage infographic / visualization, Port Royal in South Carolina (1777) | J.F.W. Des Barres

(image: J.F.W. Des Barres)

(Via Heritage Charts)

Last 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)

 

 

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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