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Opening the new year, a selection of vintage maps, chart and diagrams

January 11, 2016

Happy new year!! We hope you all had a great holiday season – as we did -, but now it’s time to get things back on rolling, and face the challenges that come with 2016. We’re sure this will be a fantastic year for visualization.

However, our first post of this new “season” is all about the past and history of cartography, visual journalism and information design. Our Vintage InfoDesign round ups have been very popular in the past few years, and we’re truly excited to continue these Monday dataviz digests.

To open this edition, you’ll find an illustrated annual retrospective – something beyond common these days -, published in the Bismarck Daily Tribune, one hundred years ago! Hat tip to Joe Thompsom’s wonderful blog The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion. Among the main events that took place in 1915, you have “the first transcontinental telephone call, William Jennings Bryan resigning as Secretary of State, the death of Booker T Washington, the sinking of the Lusitania and the killing of Nurse Edith Cavell by the Germans.”

Enjoy all the picks of the week:

Review of 1915 (1916) | Bismarck Daily Tribune

(image: Bismarck Daily Tribune)

(Via The Pneumatic Rolling)

Map of the World (1909) | The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.

(image: The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Salvation Army Social Campaign (1890) | Salvation Army

(image: Salvation Army)

(Via Rare Maps)

The flags of the Union (1901) | G.F. Cram

(image: G.F. Cram)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Map of the United States as Californians See It (1947) | Oren Arnold

(image: Oren Arnold)

(Via Rare Maps)

View of the Reception of the 29th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, at Philadelphia (1863) | Charles Baum

(image: Charles Baum)

(Via World Digital Library)

The reach of Adolf Bleichert Company (1922) | Adolf Bleichert & Co./ Illustrirte Zeitung

(image: Adolf Bleichert & Co./ Illustrirte Zeitung)

(Via JF Ptak Science Books)

Allegory of the Wise Woman (1525) | Anton Woensam

(image: Anton Woensam)

(Via Wikimedia)

Southern Circumpolar Map for each month of the Year (c1835) | Elijah J. Burritt

(image: Elijah J. Burritt)

(Via Rare Maps)

Earth’s annual revolution around the Sun (1850) | J. Andriveau-Goujon

(image: J. Andriveau-Goujon)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Basic English (1941) | I. A. Richards / Fortune magazine

(image: I. A. Richards / Fortune magazine)

(Via Fulltable)

The road from Lempster to Ludlow (1720) | John Ogilby

(imagem: John Ogilby)

(Via Data Deluge)


That’s it for this first Vintage Infodesign of 2014! We’ll be back next week with another selection, but until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, just with old maps and infographics.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.