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Two 17th Century Maps Showing the Vineyards of Vienna


Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:150 000, Radierung, um 1685. [1]

Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:150 000, Radierung, um 1685. [1]

Zoom. Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:150 000, Radierung, um 1685. [1]

Zoom. Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:150 000, Radierung, um 1685. [1]

Today’s post features an interesting pair of maps that show the territory around Vienna.  Both of these maps show a number of vineyards.  The first map was published in 1685 and the second map after 1692.  At first glance it appears there was an increase in the area under vine south west of Closter S. Ioseph.   However, if I compare the area under vine between Closter Neyburg and Closter S. Ioseph in the 1685 map I can see a similarity to the area between Closter S. Ioseph and Haderstorff.  In order words, it is the shading that makes the area at the top of the hills the same color as that at the bottom of the hills.  The area demarcated by the little circles which represent trees is the same as in the 1692 map.  Thus the 1692 map simply shows a clear seperation of forest from vineyard and does not show a spread in vineyards.  What do you think?

Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:95 000, Radierung, nach 1692. [2]

Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:95 000, Radierung, nach 1692. [2]

Zoom. Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:95 000, Radierung, nach 1692. [2]

Zoom. Umgebungskarte von Wien, 1:95 000, Radierung, nach 1692. [2]


[1] Viennense Territorium Ob Res Bellicas Inter Christianos Et Turcas : cum Privil. 1685. deutsche FOTOTHEK. URL: http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/70305254
[2] Plan De La Ville De Vienne En Austriche et ses Environs.  nach 1692. deutsche FOTOTHEK. URL: http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/70305253

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