It is partly a piece of infografics, partly a map, partly a statistical analysis. Russia’s army marches through Europe, reaches Moscow and returns. It begins with massive manpower and returns not only defeated but thinned. The visualisation shows the losses. Information on the the temperatures the army had to endure on its return are added and correlated.
- John Corbett, Charles Joseph Minard: Mapping Napoleon’s March, 1861 http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/58
- Michael Friendly, Visions and re-visions of Charles Joseph Minard. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 27 (1) (2002), 31–52.
- Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. 2nd edition ed.) (Graphics Press, 2001).