The south-oriented wall map consists of 18 sheets, which amount to the impressive measurements of 1.3 by 1.9 meters when connected. It was printed in two editions in 1578 and 1672. With its attention to detail it stayed unrivalled for two centuries. The map is based on a handwritten Latin description of the aera, a so-called chorography, which contains an extensive survey of geographical data.
The Schöpfkarte (1578) at the University Library Bern
The Schöpfkarte (1672) at the University Library Bern
A re-etching oft the Schöpfkarte (1970-72) by Georges Grosjean
The first part / second part of the chorography at the State Archive of the Canton of Bern
A translation of the chorography into German