George Bauerkeller’s rare and strikingly modern plan of Vienna

By BAUERKELLER, George, 1840 

Neuester Plan von Wien und Dessen 34 Vorstädten, in Relief.

Europe Austria
  • Author: BAUERKELLER, George
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: C.R. Brunnarius and G. Bauerkeller
  • Publication date: c.1843
  • Physical description: Embossed chromolithograph plan.
  • Dimensions: 560 by 700mm (22 by 27.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2117

Notes

This strikingly modern plan of Vienna was published by the German Georg Bauerkeller in around 1843. The plan is printed in 12 colours. The buildings are shown in white relief, with major public buildings highlighted in red. Each district is marked out in vivid colour and marked by arabic numerals; to the left is a key, together with a brief description of the city and a dedication to Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky, the minister of finance in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Little is known about the Bauerkeller cartographic publishing firm. Headed by Georg Bauerkeller, they were apparently based in Darmstadt, Germany, just south of Frankfurt, but also maintained an office in Paris. They were active for about 30 years from the 1830s through the 1860s, and produced maps, plans, and small atlases. They are best known for the maps they produced using the geomontographie’ — the process employed in the production of the present map.

Rare. The OCLC only records two institutional copies: those in the BNF and Bern University Library.