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Elisabeth and Samuel Wyder-Leemann:

The Zürichberg tithe map by Hans Rudolf Müller, 1682

Cartographica Helvetica 5 (1992) 21–29


This paper deals with the original and a copy of the tithe map of Fluntern, a district of Zurich. Hans Rudolf Müller (1617–1701) can be traced as the author of this map, drawn in 1682. The reason for its realisation was a real estate exchange. The surprising accuracy of the map is proven with the help of a distortion grid and compared with the 1653 Stadelhofen tithe map drawn by Hans Conrad Gyger. The interpretation of such tithe maps increases our knowledge of the landuse and ownership situation.

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