Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

Lucerne 1790 Berne Gate

Franz Xaver Schumacher
Pictorial Map of Lucerne, 1792
Detail of engraving showing the Baslertor and Kasernenplatz area
Later investigation led me to this wonderful pictorial map of Lucerne. This detail shows Ruskin’s building quite clearly and the nearby Baslertor, although from this angle the latter is seen nowhere so clearly as in his drawing.
A fully-zoomable version of the map can be viewed on the excellent website of the Staatsarchiv of Lucerne. Click on the following link and use your browser’s ‘back’ button to return to this page: http://www.staatsarchiv.lu.ch/stadtansicht_schumacher.htm

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