Mar 17, 2011
Theodor Scheimpflug continued
What you see here is a special camera devised by Theodor to take 8 photos simultaneously from a balloon of the landschape below. With another apparatus, of which I also have a photograph, he corrected the perspective of the photos, so they could be used as a source for drawing maps.
My search for more information continues. I am waiting for some scans the Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen in Austria is going to send me and I'm going to ask the city archive of Vienna if they can help me. Also I have requested copies of articles at my library and a book via international interlibrary loan. Wonder what turns up.
Placed by Kodaksefke