Emma Willard was an American educator who created an innovative system of historical representation: the chronographer. This system of graphic representation made it possible to represent historical information in a geographical and chronological context, and more broadly, to map time.
Tōkyo Shisei Zuhyo, a Statistical Atlas using Isotype
In 1935, Kyodo Print Co. Ltd. published a statistical atlas of the city of Tokyo. The collection of illustrated documents exploring Tokyo City was a forerunner in its use of Isotype. This new visual language was used to convey complicated information to the reader by translating it graphically.
The French Departments, the History of the Grid Map of France
Following the French Revolution, a new administrative division of France was put in place. Several departmental division plans were proposed, including a grid map of France, with each square representing a department.
The Atlas of Japan, Natural Features and Built Territory
The Atlas of Japan gathers 164 colorful maps showing the diversity of the Japanese territory using a very expressive and accessible graphic style.
The Graphic Work of the Hungarian Statistician Lajos Illyefalvi
Lajos I. Illyefalvi was a Hungarian statistician who produced numerous graphic and statistical works, illustrating various subjects.
Volcanoes of Kamchatka
The Kamchatka peninsula is located in the russian far east. It has a high density of volcano of wich are part some of the largest active volcanoes in the northern hemisphere.
Map of Havana, a Witness to Cuban-American Relations
Cuba is a Caribbean country that has maintained discontinuous relations with its American neighbor. An economic pump on the one hand and a fiscal refuge on the other, this map from the 1950s is a witness, frozen in time, of the American presence in the city of Havana.
Perspective Map of Naples, a Guide from 1886
This perspective map of Naples is a touristic guide that was printed in chromatolitography. It was especially designed for young travelers making their Grand Tour in Europe.
The Navigation Manual of Jacques de Vaulx
Jacques de Vaulx (1557-1997) was a French cosmographer and navigator. He is mainly known for his handwritten navigation manual, as well as for his explorations in America. He is one of the emblematic Norman navigators of the 16th century.
If We Enter a World War and Lose, a 1937 Map
This hypothetical map illustrated by Howard Burke is deliberately provocative in its violent depiction of the end of the United States, two years before the Second World War. It represents a bleak future for the United States : if it were to lose the war that was about to begin, its territory would be divided among the victors.