History of Humans in one vintage Infographic

Die Geschichte der Menschheit von 2000 v.Chr. bis 1930 in einer riesigen Infografik aus dem Jahr 1931 (lokale Kopie, 5MB-Jpg), Slate hat die Story dazu:

The 5-foot-long Histomap [created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally and] was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers. The chart was advertised as “clear, vivid, and shorn of elaboration,” while at the same time capable of “holding you enthralled” by presenting: „the actual picture of the march of civilization, from the mud huts of the ancients thru the monarchistic glamour of the middle ages to the living panorama of life in present day America.“

The chart emphasizes domination, using color to show how the power of various “peoples” (a quasi-racial understanding of the nature of human groups, quite popular at the time) evolved throughout history.

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart (via Chris)