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900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History

“Tree of virtues and tree of vices.” From Lambert of Saint-Omer, Liber floridus, 1121. “A remarkable illustration…depicting two opposing arboreal schemes in the form of fig trees.Illustrations by Ghent University Library YOU’D BE EXCUSED for thinking infographics are a modern

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Structures of Knowledge

  ‘Genealogical distribution of the arts and sciences’ by Chrétien Frederic Guillaume Roth from Encyclopédie (1780) A remarkable tree featured as a foldout frontispiece in a later 1780 edition of the French Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond

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