ETH Zurich

Virtual Library Eduard Imhof

"Eduard Imhof - Cartographer and Artist"

A product of the Map Collection der ETH-Bibliothek der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zürich.
Realized by Katrin Turconi and Viola Imhof. Coordination by von Jürg Bühler.

Portrait Eduard Imhof

Eduard Imhof (1895-1986)was professor of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich from 1925 - 1965. His fame far beyond the Institute of Technology was based on his school maps and atlases. In 1995 it was 100 years since his birthday. On this occasion several exhibitions celebrated his life and work, among others in Zurich, Bern, Bad Ragaz, Küsnacht/ZH, Barcelona, Karlsruhe and Berlin. The last such exhibition took place in summer 1997 in the Graphische Sammlung of the ETH. There it was possible to show a large number of maps and pictures in the original. At the conclusion of the exhibition Imhof's family bequested his original works to the ETH-Bibliothek Zurich. Mrs. Viola Imhof, the widow of Eduard Imhof, being very much attached to his work, had a major part in making it accessible to the public.

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April 1999