Readers: This is something I have been meaning to post for a while. I think all of you Minard Map lovers, Data Visualization historians, KANTAR fans, and history buffs will find this really exciting. As many of you are aware, in 1869, retired French civil engineer Charles Joseph Minard documented and then summarized eyewitness accounts, […]

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Readers: I am preparing a presentation at work on Charles Joseph Minard’s map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. I have taken the largest version of the map I could find and added some annotations noting why Edward Tufte, in his seminal book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, calls Minard’s Napoleon map one of the “best statistical […]

One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian border to Moscow by Napoleon’s army and was profiled […]

*                      Title: Waterloo *                      Language: Russian Authors *                      Anton Mizinov (Design) *                      Denis Zaporozhan (Design) *                      Lera Bazankova (Design) *                      Masha Potashova (Editor) *                      Ivan Zemlyachenko (Development) Publishers  Battle of Waterloo — a final battle June 18, 1815 between Napoleon’s army and the Anglo-Dutch (under the command of […]

After twenty-five years, when this thought came to the King to restore to France the remains of Napoleon who died on Saint-Helena, God gave him one of those inspirations which spoke sympathetically the heart of the people. To Louis-Philippe thus belongs the honor of having returned to the country the remains of the great man […]

This is the last blog from my multi-part series on Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. It discusses the reasons why it failed, which relate mainly to logistics. I hope you enjoyed this series and will soon discuss other famous data visualizations in World history. I would like to credit Martin […]