Creator

Emil Rittmeyer

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Creation Date

1861

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Alpenspitze, or the Alpine Summit in 1861. Residents of the Alps responded to external invasions by English climbers and foreign armies by planting the flag on the summit. Emil Rittmeyer's sketch of the Swiss flag on an allegorical summit appeared in a popular book by H.A. Berlepsch in multiple editions from 1861 onwards in German, English, and French.

Source: Hermann Alexander von Berlepsch, Die Alpen, in Natur- und Lebens-Bildern, dargestellt von H.A. Berlepsch. Mit 22 Illustrationen und einem Titel-Bilde in Tondruck nach Originalzeichnungen von Emil Rittmeyer (Jena, 1871), opp. p. 292. Harvard College Library, Widener Library, Swi 608.57.10 [HNN4XHV] http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/004043592/catalog


Keywords

Alps, Summit, Mountaineering

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