Tufte: Durer Mapping Examples


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.


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.


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


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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