1904 Panorama Weissenstein Bernese Oberland 158 x 25 cm chromolithograph - Alps - Travel
Panorama vom Weissenstein. Aufgenommen auf der Terrasse des Kurhauses.
Bern, Expedition des Jahrbuch S. A. C., 1904
26 x 187,5 cm
Multiple folded colour lithograph.
Xaver Imfeld (1853–1909) was the most important Swiss panorama illustrator, relief artist, cartographer, and planner of mountain railways of his time. From 1876 to 1890 he worked at the Swiss Federal Bureau of Topography (today called swisstopo). Next to his occupation as engineer-topographer he built thirteen gypsum alp reliefs.
His maps became famous for their vivid terrain visualisation and their rock drawings. Professor Heim, the famed Swiss geologist and Alpinist, considers this to have been the most accomplished alpine panoramas at the Time.
The Weissenstein (1,395 m) is a mountain of the Jura, located north of Solothurn in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. The culminating point of the chain is distinguished by the name Röti. It is the easternmost summit above 1,300 metres in the Jura Mountains.
Excellent overall condition. Minor crease to margin.