The Minard Map - 3-page handout * digital - free *
The map is reproduced from page 74 of Seeing Through Maps and was translated into English by Ward Kaiser.
Edward Tufte says, this is..."probably 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."
3-page handout. Free. For personal use only. Licensing for classroom use available for nominal fee ($49 @ classroom per year) HERE.
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The map is available at 24x36" poster size HERE, and is also available as a high-quality postcard size handout (6x9") free sample available HERE.
Postcards available in 10-packs for $15 HERE.