Emanuel Büchel (born August 18, 1705 in Basel ; † September 24, 1775 there ) was a Swiss baker , draftsman , topographer and watercolorist . Above all, he drew the botany and views of his home region of Basel.
Büchel's work is of great value for Basel's art history and knowledge of botany around Basel. His drawings, made between 1735 and 1775, show the city of Basel and its surroundings in detail. The copperplate engravings made from it show the appearance of the old city and the Basel landscape .
One street in Basel's St. Alban district and one in the municipality of Pratteln are named after Emanuel Büchel . A circular hike called Büchel-Weg was realized on Büchel's 300th birthday by the Pratteln Beautification Association in 2005, based on the idea of the Pratteln Culture Commission.
- Beat Trachsler: The Basel draftsman Emanuel Büchel looks into the Markgräflerland. In: Das Markgräflerland, issue 2/1994, pp. 249–271 digitized version of the Freiburg University Library
- Tapan Bhattacharya: Büchel, Emanuel. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Yvonne Boerlin-Brodbeck: Büchel, Emanuel. In: Sikart
- Publications by and about Emanuel Büchel in the Helveticat catalog of the Swiss National Library
- Literature by and about Emanuel Büchel in the catalog of the German National Library
- Plans by Emanuel Büchel in the Basel-Landschaft State Archives
- The Büchel-Weg, a project of the cultural commission and the VVP from 2005
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss baker, draftsman, topographer and watercolorist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 18, 1705|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Basel|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 24, 1775|
|Place of death||Basel|