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

Lucerne 1790 Goldener Adler

Franz Xaver Schumacher
Pictorial Map of Lucerne, 1792
Detail of engraving showing the Rossligasse and part of the Hirschenplatz.
This edition of the map was published in 1792, but it appears to show the Goldener Adler building before its remodelling in 1786. It looks very much as if the ‘Diving Dolphins’ carving originally formed part of the doorway.
A fully-zoomable version of the map can be viewed on the 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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