Minard's Map Revisited - French Invasion of Russia (1812-1813)
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Charles Joseph Minard's (1781-1870) map of the French invasion of Russia (Napoleon's March) in the year 1812 to 1813 shows several informations:
original (fr): "Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l'ArmĂ©e FranĂ§aise dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813"
- D5 & D6 The map is embedded in geographical longitudes and latitudes with an overlay of todays real borders.
- D4 The temperature is displayed along the retreatway, displayable in the french degrees RĂ©aumur or in degree Celsius.
- D3 The thickness of the lines represents the French army strength along their attack and retreat ways. Additional the army strength can be displayed in numbers.
- D2 For better geographical orientation rivers and citys located along the way are displayed.
- D1 This is an animation of the way to and from Moscow of the french army.
- MAIN BATTLES In addition to the original information some historical background of the main battles can be displayed.