Tufte: Durer Mapping Examples

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This is Durer’s self portrait as a 13 year old goldsmith apprentice.  He signs the work with year and what he was doing at the time.

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This shows Durer finding the source of his “melancholy” or modern day depression.  It was thought to come from the appendix.  He maps his body through his emotions.

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Durer’s famous 1500 portrait.  He not only maps himself in a year, but as Christ by drawing visual comparisons.

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Durer’s first attempt at mapping a Rhino (an animal he has never seen before).  He maps nature with accompanying text (and his famous signature). 

 

 

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