Map of Lucerne, Switzerland

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The Swiss are known for their well designed watches. Franck Muller, Rolex and Omega are just a few of the manufacturers with established roots in Switzerland. I’m sure more then a couple people visit this country each year just to check out luxury timepieces. Can’t say I fall into that crowd, but I’d be more then willing to go  if someone wants to front the bill! For those that can afford a watch buying trip and happen to have a time machine laying around, this map could prove very useful. The map, which dates back to the late 1940s(?) helped guide tourists visiting the Lucerne area in search of well respected watch merchants.  It includes recommendations from the Swiss Watchmakers Guild, so you know its golden. I think.

I love the teal, and the orange accents, but the pale yellow is a little too much for me. I have a feeling whoever designed this map has a hankering for crusty mustard, word up.

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What makes it so interesting is the isometric architecture.

Very nice, it’s not everyday that we see examples of old maps in such good condition.

I like the design of the map but I would agree that yellow is a bit much.

oh where did you find this treasure?!?! Lucerne is so dear to my heart as I studied there in college for a semester. is this something you would be willing to part with for a price?

The yellow doesn’t bother me. i think it goes pretty well.
i love the towers!

What a beautiful map! Looking at it just makes me want to visit.

Hi YanYan,
I’ll email you a link of where you can find another one of these maps.

This is brilliant. It’s amazing how modern designs are inspired by graphics that were created 70 years ago. Loving it.

I have a few macros in here if you’re interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukeharby/sets/72157600107765930/

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