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Published on 7 November 2023

Aarau - “surveying capital” of Switzerland at the turn of the 19th century

Aarau: a city which, given the prominent role it played in the development of Switzerland’s modern national topographical surveys at the turn of the 19th century, could also be called the “capital of Swiss surveying”.

The Aarau area on sheet 2 of the Atlas Suisse from 1800.

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