Love infographics

One of the first infographics, by Charles Joseph Minard, Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813, is a flow map showing Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812.

Details include: the size of the army; its geographical position and direction, including the retreat in black; and the temperature.

Minard - flow map of Napoleons Russian campaign