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Incredible Infographics

This Happy Monday, we're delighting in vintage infographics in all their beautifully illustrated glory

A Map of the Open Country of a Womans' Heart, c. 1833–1842
A Map of the Open Country of a Womans' Heart, c. 1833–1842 Source: http://visualoop.com

Infographics have long been considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing and digestable ways of presenting data and information. The popularity of Nicholas Felton’s brilliant annual reports prove that the art form is still going strong, but this Happy Monday, we've been enchanted by the beautifully engraved diagrams of the 19th century. Spanning celebrated geographical and astrological illustrator John Philipps Emslie's stunning depictions of everything from mountains to a telescopic view of the moon, a delicately coloured study of which plants grow at different altitudes and a whimsical map of "the open country of a woman's heart", we're sure you'll agree that facts and statistics have never looked so pretty.

Happy Monday! #anotherhappymonday

Birds-Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington, 1902
Birds-Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington, 1902 Source: http://visualoop.com
Dutch Eclipse Map, 1748
Dutch Eclipse Map, 1748 Source: http://visualoop.com
John Phillips Emslie, Sheppard's Geographical and Astronomic
John Phillips Emslie, Sheppard's Geographical and Astronomic Source: http://losttype.com/
John Philipps Emslie, Diagram of Meteorology, mid-1800s
John Philipps Emslie, Diagram of Meteorology, mid-1800s Source: http://losttype.com/
John Philipps Emslie, Mountains, mid-1800s
John Philipps Emslie, Mountains, mid-1800s Source: http://losttype.com/
John Philipps Emslie, Comets and Aerolites, mid-1800s
John Philipps Emslie, Comets and Aerolites, mid-1800s Source: http://losttype.com/
John Philipps Emslie, Telescopic View of the Moon, mid-1800s
John Philipps Emslie, Telescopic View of the Moon, mid-1800s Source: http://losttype.com/
John Philipps Emslie, Transparent Chart of the Heavens, mid-
John Philipps Emslie, Transparent Chart of the Heavens, mid- Source: http://losttype.com/
The Earth’s Annual Revolution round the Sun c.1860
The Earth’s Annual Revolution round the Sun c.1860 Source: http://visualoop.com
Willard’s Chronographer of American History, 1845
Willard’s Chronographer of American History, 1845 Source: http://visualoop.com
World clock reflecting city times in reference to 12 o’clock
World clock reflecting city times in reference to 12 o’clock Source: http://www.topdesignmag.com
Alexander von Humboldt, De distributione geographica plantar
Alexander von Humboldt, De distributione geographica plantar Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apsmuseum
World Mountains and Rivers Map, 1864
World Mountains and Rivers Map, 1864 Source: http://visualoop.com
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