hardly contribute to that refreshing slumber of which the wearied
traveller stands in need.
Over all the movements of the pedestrian the Weather holds
despotic sway. Those who claim acquaintance with the elements
and their signs will tell him of numberless indications by which
either foul or favourable weather may be predicted, and their
advice will often prove valuable. The barometer, too, should
be consulted when an opportunity offers.
Health. For wounds and bruises, which few altogether escape
in a protracted excursion, tincture of arnica is a good remedy,
and moreover has a bracing and invigorating effect if rubbed on
the limbs after much fatigue. Saturnine ointment is beneficial
in cases oi inflammation of the skin, an inconvenience frequently
caused by exposure to the glare of the sun on the snow. Cold
cream, and , for the lips especially, collodion or glycerine are
For diarrhoea 15 drops of a mixture of equal parts of tinc¬
ture of opium and aromatic tincture may be safely taken every
two hours until relief is afforded. The homoeopathic tincture
of camphor is also recommended.
1. Maps of Switzerland on one sheet: —
*Ziegler'* Map of Switzerland (1 : 380,000), with explanations
and index. Winterthur, 1866. Price 12 fr.
Zieyler's Hypsometr. Map (1 : 380,000), 4 sheets, 20 fr.
*Leuthold's Map (1 : 400,000), 10 fr.
Keller* Map (1 : 450,000), 6 fr.
*Leusinyer's Map (1 : 400,000), 10 fr.
2. Topographic Maps on a larger scale: —
*Topographic Map of Switzerland, from surveys made by order
of the Federal authorities (under the superintendence of General
Dufour): scale 1:100,000; 25 sheets, each 1 to 2i/2 fr. (not
mounted). Heights given in French metres. The following
sketch exhibits the area embraced by each.
An admirable work on a still larger scale is the *Topogra-
phische Attn* dec Schweiz, on the scale of the original drawings
(flat districts 1:25,000, mountains 1:50,000), published by the
Federal Staff office. The sheets now completed comprise the
Bernese Jura District, the environs of Bern and Interlaken the
Bernese Oberland, the St. Gotthard, and the Bernardino '
A number of Cantonal Mu)>s on the scale of the original
drawings have also been published by the different cantons
(some of them still uncompleted). Thus, St. Gallen and Appen¬
zell in 16 sheets, Geneva in 4. Lucerne in 10, and Ziirich in
32, all on the scale of 1:25,000; then Argovie in 4 sheets