"Blood, Dirt, and Nomograms" by Thomas L. Hankins

One of the beta readers on Edward Tufte’s discussion group recommended this article: “Blood, Dirt, and Nomograms: A Particular History of Graphs” by Thomas L. Hankins. Here is one of its illustrations:

Charles Joseph Minard’s carte figurative of traffic on the major railroad lines of Europe. (From Marc Desportes and Antoine Picon, De l’espace au territoire: L’amènagement en France XVIeXXe siècles [Paris: Presses de l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, 1997], page 87.) Collection École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

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