Poster: Napoleon's MarchProbably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the Polish-Russian border, the thick band shows the size of the army at each position. The path of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter is depicted by the dark lower band, which is tied to temperature and time scales. Exquisitely printed in two colors on fine archival paper, 22 by 15. Minard's sources. Minard's biography.
New Poster: French and English Translation,
This poster shows both the French original of 1869 and our new English translation.
Printed in two color on fine archival paper, 20 by 22. Minard's sources. Minard's biography.
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