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 ‘B├╝chsenmeister 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:

B├╝chsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594) | Friedrich Meyer

Vintage Infographic B├╝chsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594)

(image: Friedrich Meyer)

Vintage Infographic B├╝chsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1594)

(image: Friedrich Meyer)

Vintage Infographic B├╝chsenmeister 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 Mara├▒on or Amazon River with the Mission of the Society of Jesus (c.1707) | Samuel Fritz

Vintage Infographic The Mara├▒on 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.

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