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Vintage Infodesign [22]

Great examples of the ancient art of information visualization

June 3, 2013

In his second article for Peachpit, Alberto Cairo mentioned two of his personal all-time references in data visualization. The first one is John Snow’s 1854 cholera outbreak map, mentioned frequently by Cairo in his book, classes and online (we’ve also featured it in one of the previous editions of Vintage InfoDesign).

The second mention in that article was to Henry W. Acland and his chart of cholera and diarrhea cases in relation to weather conditions such as high and low temperatures, rain, atmospheric pressure, and wind.

We begin our weekly round-up precisely with that one:

 

Chart of cholera and diarrhea cases (1854) | H.W. Acland

 Vintage infographic / visualization / map, Chart of cholera and diarrhea cases
(image: Chart of cholera and diarrhea cases (1854) | H.W. Acland)

(Via Peachpit)

Ferries on the Lago Maggiore (1885) | Impresa di Navigazione sul Lago Maggiore

Vintage Infographic Ferries on the Lago Maggiore (1885)
(image: Impresa di Navigazione sul Lago Maggiore)

(Via Wikimedia)

Nevada Plateau. Map IV (1876) | Clarence King

Vintage Infographic Nevada Plateau. Map IV (1876)
(image: Clarence King)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Regions within 20 miles of a railway (1943) | P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence

Vintage Infographic Regions within 20 miles of a railway (1943)
(image: P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence)

(Via Thom White)

Map of the Far East of the USSR, Northern China (Manchuria) and Mongolia (c.1930) | “Transreklama” NKPS

Vintage Infographic Map of the Far East of the USSR, Northern China (Manchuria) and Mongolia (c.1930)
(image: “Transreklama” NKPS)

(Via World Digital Library)

Torpedoes of the Air: Bomb-Droppers Directed by Wireless (1854) | W.B. Robinson

Vintage Infographic Torpedoes of the Air Bomb-Droppers Directed by Wireless (1854)
(image: W.B. Robinson)

(Via Ptak Science Books )

Plan général du château et jardins de Marly (1854) | Cabinet Robert de Cotte

Vintage Infographic Plan général du château et jardins de Marly (1854)
(image: Cabinet Robert de Cotte)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Coal, a raw material for gasoline, (1947) | Fortune

Vintage Infographic Coal, a raw material for gasoline, (1947)
(image: Fortune)

(Via Full Table)

Europe as a Queen (1570) | Sebastian Munster

Vintage Infographic Europe as a Queen (1570)
(image: Sebastian Munster)

(Via Strange Maps)

Tree of Life (1807) | Ernst Haeckel

Vintage Infographic Tree of Life (1807)
(image: Ernst Haeckel)

(Via Wikipedia)

Detroit Packard Plant (c.1950) | Packard

Vintage Infographic Detroit Packard Plant (c.1950)
(image: Packard)

(Via Huffington Post)

Bridges Map of New York City (1807) | Peter Maverick

Vintage Infographic Bridges Map of New York City (1807)
(image: Peter Maverick)

(Via Vashnookenraggen)

Remembering last week’s featured visualizations:

World At One View (1854) | Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning

Vintage Infographic World At One View (1854)
(image: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Population in Cuba (1899) | Report On the Census of Cuba

Vintage Infographic Population in Cuba (1899)
(image: Report On the Census of Cuba)

(Via Vintage Printable)

Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders (c.1820) | Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman

Vintage Infographic Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders (c.1820)
(image: Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman)

(Via World Digital Library)

Hannibal Crosses the Alps (1869) | Charles Minard

Vintage Infographic Hannibal Crosses the Alps (1869)
(image: Charles Minard)

(Via Cartographia)

Jewish world-map (1571) | Benedictus Arias Montanus

Vintage Infographic Jewish world-map (1571)
(image: Benedictus Arias Montanus)

(Via Firenzestampe)

The Battle of Milazzo (c.1740 ) | Matthaus Seutter

Vintage Infographic The Battle of Milazzo (c.1740 )
(image: Matthaus Seutter)

(Via Vialibri)

Baby Walker and Protector (1890) | J.S. Irvine

Vintage Infographic Baby Walker and Protector (1890)
(image: J.S. Irvine)

(Via Retronaut)

Madagascar Island (1719) | H.A. Chatelain.

Vintage Infographic Madagascar Island (1719)
(image: H.A. Chatelain.)

(Via University of Florida Libraries)

Solar System Astronomical Chart (1753) | Homann Heirs

Vintage Infographic Solar System Astronomical Chart (1753)
(image: Homann Heirs)

(Via Wikimedia)

Disneyland (1958) | Disneyland Holiday magazine

Vintage Infographic Disneyland (1958)
(image: Disneyland Holiday magazine)

(Via Matt Hunter Ross on Flickr)

Herbs and Trees (1728) | Ephraim Chambers

Vintage Infographic Herbs and Trees (1728)
(image: Ephraim Chambers)

(Via Ptak Science Books and University of Wisconsin Digital Library)
Hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up! We’ll be back next Monday with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams.

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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