- Eduard Imhof (1895-1986) was professor
of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich from 1925 -
1965. His fame far beyond the Institute of Technology was based on his school
maps and atlases. In 1995 it was 100 years since his birthday. On this occasion
several exhibitions celebrated his life and work, among others in Zurich, Bern,
Bad Ragaz, Küsnacht/ZH, Barcelona, Karlsruhe and Berlin. The last such
exhibition took place in summer 1997 in the Graphische Sammlung of the ETH.
There it was possible to show a large number of maps and pictures in the
original. At the conclusion of the exhibition Imhof's family bequested his
original works to the ETH-Bibliothek Zurich. Mrs. Viola Imhof, the widow of
Eduard Imhof, being very much attached to his work, had a major part in making
it accessible to the public.