Our recommendation for today’s Vintage InfoDesign is a very recent article by Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian. Actually, this piece is an edited extract from Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, a journey around the archaeological and cultural remains of Roman Britain also written by Charlotte.
In this article (‘History in the making: a Roman map… and an 18th-century hoax‘), the author mentions the “Mappa Brittaniae Facie Romanae Secundum Fidem Monumentorum Perveterum Depicta“, (1755), a very famous map by William Stukeley and Charles Bertram, with which we open today’s round-up.
Mappa Brittaniae Facie Romanae Secundum Fidem Monumentorum Perveterum Depicta (1755) | William Stukeley, Charles Bertram
Manhattan Lying on the North River (1639) | Joan Vinckeboons
(Via World Digital Library)
The moving platform lunch (1921) | Science and Invention
Map of the ancient Roman Empire (1606) | Abraham Ortelius
Nautical chart (1570) | Fernão Vaz Dourado
Hydro-Historische Darstellung vom Zustande der Elbe in dem Halbjahrhundert 1731-1780 (1837) | Heinrich Berghaus
Eyes anatomy (1834) | Victor Stoeber
(Via Vintage Printable)
C-54A comprehensive presentation (1945) | Mechanix Illustrated
(Via Modern Mechanix)
Daily output of twelve projectile factories (1917) | The Illustrated London News
(Via Ptak Science Books)
World Climatology (1958) | John Bartholomew
Gospel temperance Railroad map (1908) | G. E. Bula
(Via Big Map Blog)
Map of Venezuela, New Grenada, Peru (1863) | A.J. Johnson
(Via Miklian Maps)
Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection as much as we did! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Meanwhile, check out our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of the examples featured here, every week.