Vintage Infodesign [26]

Old illustrations, maps, charts and much more in our weekly roundup:

July 1, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Our selection for this Vintage InfoDesign begins with three images from BibliOdissey‘s recent post The Theatre of Gunpowder – on a side note, if you don’t know BibliOdissey, you’re loosing one of those wonderful things the Internet has to offer. A must bookmark. Now.

In that post you’ll see images from an hand-painted and hand-written gunsmithing and fireworks manuscript by Friedrich Meyer, from 1594, named ‘Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch‘. The illustration showing the many facets of production and deployment of gunpowder and the pyrotechnical arts are very impressive, as you can see below:

Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594) | Friedrich Meyer

Vintage Infographic Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594)

(image: Friedrich Meyer)

Vintage Infographic Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594)

(image: Friedrich Meyer)

Vintage Infographic Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594)

(image: Friedrich Meyer)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Deaths from known causes (1898) | Henry Gannett

Vintage Infographic Deaths from known causes (1898)

(image: Henry Gannett)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

United Italy (1947) | Isotype Institue

Vintage Infographic United Italy (1947)

(image: Isotype Institue)

(Via Full Table)

Mountains of the World (1864) | Justus Perthes

Vintage Infographic Mountains of the World (1864)

(image: Justus Perthes)

(Via Wikimedia)

Decomposition of Light (1854) | Edward Livingston Youmans

Vintage Infographic Decomposition of Light (1854)

(image: Edward Livingston Youmans)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Map of Guinan (1599) | Theodore de Bry

Vintage Infographic Map of Guinan (1599)

(image: Theodore de Bry)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Conventional Symbols for Mine Maps (1919) | Lester C. Uren

Vintage Infographic Conventional Symbols for Mine Maps (1919)

(image: Lester C. Uren)

(Via Making Maps)

Future of Flight (1836) | George Cruikshank

Vintage Infographic Future of Flight (1836)

(image: George Cruikshank)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Marvels of the automatic lighthouswe (c.1930) | R. Barnard Way

Vintage Infographic Marvels of the automatic lighthouswe (c.1930)

(image: R. Barnard Way)

(Via Bear Alley)

London to build mid-city airport (1931) | Modern Mechanics

Vintage Infographic London to build mid-city airport (1931)

(image: Modern Mechanics)

(Via Retronaut)

The Marañon or Amazon River with the Mission of the Society of Jesus (c.1707) | Samuel Fritz

Vintage Infographic The Marañon or Amazon River with the Mission of the Society of Jesus (c.1707)

(image: Samuel Fritz)

(Via World Digital Library)

Railroad And Military Map Of The United States (1862) | G.W. Colton

Vintage Infographic Railroad And Military Map Of The United States (1862)

(image: G.W. Colton)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams.

+ More | Featured, News
Also read other postings related to this content
  • Comments ()
    Join, comment, share with us what you think