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Stock# 56072
Description

Detailed Landscape Architecture Plan for a Resort in Seelisberg, on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Color-lithographed plan, finished by hand, of beautiful Gilded Age grounds, featuring numerous pavilions, gardens, fountains, and villas.

The project was drawn up by Franz Xaver Heissinger before he left for America to work on similar projects for American tycoons.

Franz Xaver Heissinger Biography

Franz Xaver Heissinger was a landscape architect who began his career in Munich.  He seems to have been active in Switzerland planning parks and gardens in the Luzern area in the mid-1860s.

By 1873, he was commissioned to design a plan for the new city of Helvetia (Schweizer-Siedlung) and also exhibited his plans at the Vienna Exhibition in 1873.

He would later move to New York, where he designed a number of hotel gardens, parks, and similar installations.