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Konrad Türst: De situ confoederatorum descriptio [1495/97] ICHC2007 22nd International Conference on the History of Cartography, Berne, July 8-13, 2007 22. Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Kartographie, Bern, 8.-13. Juli 2007 22e Congrès International de l'Histoire de la Cartographie, Berne, 8-13 juillet 2007 Logo ICHC2007

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6.3  Exhibitions
 
Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 12, 2007, 11:00-14:00
 
State Archive of Berne
Falkenplatz 4, CH-3001 Bern
 
The way to Bern: from Thomas Schoepf to Google Earth
 
The first part of the exhibition will present the most significant cartographic pieces from the 16th to the 21st century - several of which very decorative large-scale manuscript maps - that are kept at the State Archives of the canton of Berne. The second part of the exhibition is divided into themes: territorial plans, military and fortification maps, road maps, hydrographic maps, forest maps. Foremost is the famous map of the Bernese territory by Thomas Schoepf from 1578, which also marked the beginning of Bernese cartography. In addition, there are maps from the 17th century by Valentin Friedrich, Josef Plepp, Hans Conrad Gyger and Pierre Willomet, and masterpieces from the 18th century by Samuel Bodmer, Johann Adam Riediger, Johann Anton Herbort and Albrecht Knecht. Furthermore, the so-called "Nidau School", which developed from a group of surveyors and commissioners, is represented with plans by Abraham Pagan, Emanuel Schmalz and Ludwig Müller. The age of modern surveying begins with a short representation of triangulation which was initiated in Berne by Johann Georg Tralles, professor of Mathematics and Experimental Physics, and carried out by one of his students, Friedrich Trechsel from Burgdorf.
 
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