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Published on 22 February 2022

Long live the copper plates!

Swiss cartography has an excellent reputation around the world. It all began with 25 unique copper plates that were engraved by hand in the 19th century. They were used to record data for the first national map, and still impress as a cartographic medium today.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Seftigenstrasse 264
3084 Wabern