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Object 2: Fritz H. Fischer: Relief Map of Vienna
Map, 1869

The geographical relief, a 3D model of parts of the earth‘s surface, originally formed by hand, underwent technolo­gical development in the second half of the 19th century. Analogous to the introduction of height layers into carto­graphy, a method was developed to cut these height layers out of cardboard and glue them on top of each other. On the visible surfaces, segments of a map reproduced in lithography were lamina­ted and colored by hand. Thus a three­ dimensional carto graphic form of ex­pression was created on a mathematical basis. The relief of the height strata of the author H. Fischer is of special inte­rest because it shows the city and its sur­roundings at the time of a striking trans­formation­ the regulation of the Danube.

You've voted! The winner of our online voting for the special exhibit "Vienna, city of my dreams. Every kind of view of the city" is Fritz H. Fischer: Relief Map of Vienna. You can see the winning object from 20 September 2021 at the State Hall.

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