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An insight into the life of the imperial cartographer from Oberperfuss
Like something out of a novel: Peter Anich was born a simple farmer’s son in Oberperfuss in 1723. Even he wouldn’t have believed at the time that he would one day become a respected geographer and astronomer – although he took a very early interest in both subjects. From a young age, he also designed sundials, some of which can still be seen in Oberperfuss and the surrounding area today.
The highlight of the young cartographer’s life was the honour bestowed upon him by Empress Maria Theresa – she commissioned him to make the first map of Tyrol and this is still known as the “Anich Map” today. Peter Anich built the equipment he needed to make this map himself.
Reminders of a success story
Many traces of Peter Anich’s extraordinary life still remain today: “Anich-Straße” (Anich Street) in Innsbruck, sundials on the southern side of the parish churches in Oberperfuss and Natters, a memorial stone, a hiking trail and a high-altitude track. The primary school, an event venue, the local band in Oberperfuss, a panoramic road and a mountain shelter all bear his name. The Anich-Hueber Museum displays all of his mathematical instruments and tools, five of the thirty existing Anich globes and several of his sundials. Admission and tours are free – we kindly ask visitors to make a voluntary donation.