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Histomaps of religion and evolution

You've seen John B. Spark's Histomap of world empires, but he also made versions charting religions, "from primitive cults to modern philosophies," and the evolutionary tree.
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The complete history of the world — up to 1930 — in one glorious chart

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Back in 1931, John B. Sparks put together this "Histomap" — an ambitious effort to chronicle all of the world's history in a single five-foot long timeline. The word 'epic' most certainly comes to mind. Read more...

"The Entire History of the World — Really, All of It — Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart."

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse

"This 'Histomap,' created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931." The 5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers. The chart wa...

The History of the World in One Chart

Humor : Neatorama

In 1931, John B. Sparks created a "histomap" that distilled the history of civilization into a colorful timeline. See 4,000 years of empires rising and falling, and even though it stops after World War I, you can imagine how it woul...

The HistoMap

Humor : The Presurfer

The HistoMap - Four thousand years of world history. The relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires. This Histomap, created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. The map summarizes world histo...

The Histomap

Humor : Boing Boing

John B. Sparks' 1931 Histomap charted 4,000 years of human civilization with beautiful, reductive clarity. Here's John Brownlee, at Fast Company: From a modern perspective, Sparks’ Histomap will raise a few eyebrows.


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