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Beautiful Examples Of Very Old Infographics

Even if infographics are very popular today, this type of data flow is not new. In this article I have collected 10 examples that are made hundreds of years ago.

Geological Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania

Geological Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania, Constructed From Original Surveys Made between the Years 1836 and 1857

Eastern and Western Hemispheres

Mitchell’s New General Atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the world, made in 1883.

Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America

General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps, made in 1854.

Physical geography

Tinted drawing showing the comparative lengths of rivers and heights of mountains worldwide. Made in 1854.

Tableau d’Astronomie et de Sphère

Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie Anciennes et Modernes, de Mythologie, des Religions, d’Astronomie, de Physique, de Geologie, de Histoire Naturelle, de Grammaire, de Rhetorique..’ Made in 1834.

World clock

World clock reflecting city times in reference to 12 o’clock in Dresden.

The Wonderful Atom

he Wonderful Atom’ was originally published in Russia in 1953.

Planetary System

Planar overview of the solar system showing elliptical paths of comets in relation to planet locations. Made in 1851.

Statua Danielis Prophetæ

The unknown artist who illustrated Lorenz Faust’s 1585 ‘Anatomia Statuae Danielis’ did a brilliant job of locating the rulers of the four great world monarchies on appropriate parts of the statue’s armour.

The Kingdome of Great Britaine & Ireland

The map of Great Britain and Ireland, made in 1610.


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