Switzerland Helvetia, Hans Thöni
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Switzerland Helvetia

Artist: Hans Thöni
Year: 1939
Size: 100 x 125 cm / 39.4 x 49.2″

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This is an unusual and beautiful map of Switzerland created by Hans Thöni in 1939. This stone lithograph shows Switzerland with the railway lines of the time and the cities of Zurich, Basel, Berne, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Geneva and Lausanne. It also shows sports typically enjoyed in Switzerland, such as skiing, ice hockey and climbing. The traditional costumes of every canton and the characteristics of the cities are depicted on the map in a very pretty and creative way.

Artist: Hans Thöni

Hans Thoni studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich (School of Applied Arts) and was trained for four years in Paris before settling in Berne. He was an illustrator and a postage stamp, poster and exhibition designer and a founding member of the VSG (Verband Schweizer Grafiker).

Hans Thoni studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich (School of Applied Arts) and was trained for four years in Paris before settling in Berne. He was an i ...

llustrator and a postage stamp, poster and exhibition designer and a founding member of the VSG (Verband Schweizer Grafiker).

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