Found this Nightingale (The Journal of the Data Visualization Society) post: The Hungarian Statistician Behind Three Volumes of Visualization Masterpieces
It is about the work of Hungarian statistician Lajos Illyefalvi (1881–1944).
About one of the titles ‘Past and Present’:
Past and Present wasn’t inventive, wasn’t progressive, and wasn’t original, but used a wide range of chart types professionally and perfectly. Some of the dashboard-like pages are really beautiful, and few graphic types were introduced first in these volumes for the Hungarian public.
Look at these examples from the post:
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