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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maps of Vienna
    Dates: ca. 1840
    Collection Number: P960001
    Creator: Vasquez, Carl Graf, ca. 1798-1861
    Extent: 10 items
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
    Abstract: Ten lithographed hand-colored maps of Vienna published (and possibly drawn) by Austrian cartographer Carl Graf Vasquez. One print shows the city and neighboring districts in the medieval era (1147); the remaining prints show the city in the years prior to modernization efforts in the mid-19th century. The border of each map contains 14 views of Viennese monuments.
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    Language: Collection material in German

    Administrative Information


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    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Maps of Vienna, ca. 1840. Research Library, The Getty Research Insititute, Accession no. P960001

    Acquisition Information

    The Getty Research Institute acquired this collection in 1996.

    Processing History

    Brian Parshall processed and cataloged the prints in February 1997.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The Austrian cartographer Carl Graf Vasquez was born ca. 1798 and died in 1861.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A complete set of 10 lithographed hand-colored maps of Vienna, published (and possibly drawn) by Austrian cartographer Carl Graf Vasquez ca. 1840. The maps detail the city center (Innere Stadt) and surrounding districts (Bezirke), and illustrate the disposition of the encircling baroque-era walls before the institution of rail lines and other urban developments. This suggests that the maps were made at least before 1857, when the medieval ramparts were razed for the construction of the Ringstrasse (opened 1865) that surrounds the Innere Stadt, part of an ambitious modernization program begun by Emperor Franz Josef. Each map is surrounded by 14 views of major monuments. The first map relates a summary plan of the medieval city and neighboring districts as it appeared in 1147; the remainder are contemporary.


    The collection consists of a single series of ten maps, arranged in individual folders.

    Indexing Terms

    Geographic Terms

    Vienna (Austria)—Maps
    Vienna (Austria)—Pictorial works
    Vienna Suburban Area—Maps
    Vienna Suburban Area—Pictorial works

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Lithographs—Austria—19th century
    Hand-colored lithographs—Austria—19th century