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