Magnin Relief

The relief Magnin is a model made by the architect Auguste Magnin (1841-1903) which represents the city of Geneva in 1850, that is to say before the removal of its ramparts and bastions “à la Vauban” 1 , 2 . It was presented at the Swiss National Exhibition of 1896 1 . The model is kept at Maison Tavel .

Dimensions and materials

It has an area of ​​about 30 2 (maximum length: 7.25 m , maximum width: 5.65 m ). The houses and fortifications of the city are made of zinc and the roofs, in turn, are made of copper , which gives it a weight of nearly 800 kg 1 , 3 .

The proportions are not respected on this relief. Indeed, for building the scale horizontal is 1: 250 e while the vertical scale is 1: 200 e . The terrain is on a scale of 1: 100 3 .

External links

  • Geneva 1850  [ archive ] : three-dimensional interactive maps of Geneva in 1850, based on model 4 .

References

  1. ↑ a , b and c Model of Geneva” Relief Magnin “(Geneva, Maison Tavel) ”  [ archive ] , on rts.ch ,.
  2. ↑ Society of History and Archeology of Geneva , Librairie Droz ( ISBN  9782600055635 , read online  [ archive ] ) , p.  76.
  3. ↑ a and b « The Magnin Relief: Pedagogical file »  [ archive ] [PDF] , on ville-geneve.ch , Maison Tavel , (accessed August 18, 2015 ) , p.  5
  4. ↑ Since Tuesday noon, we can walk on screen in the Geneva of 1850  [ archive ] , Tribune de Genève , October 3, 2017

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