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Color-lithographed landscape architecture plan for a resort on Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland.

The plan shows design elements characteristic of Franz Xaver Heissinger, including winding paths.

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.