Ausser Atem

Prints: overview

The Swiss National Library’s collection of prints includes image documents as well as iconographic, graphic and artistic works on geography, history, customs, culture, politics and people from Switzerland.
Monte Rosa

Views of places and landscapes

Ever since it was established, the Swiss National Library has collected historical views that document places and landscapes in Switzerland and how they have changed.

Schweizer Kleinmeister

The National Library’s collection of Schweizer Kleinmeister contains original depictions of towns, villages, landscapes and customs from every canton of Switzerland, mostly in the form of prints.
Dokumente aus der Sammlung R. und A. Gugelmann

R. and A. Gugelmann Collection

The R. and A. Gugelmann Collection is the most important collection of works by the Schweizer Kleinmeister in the Swiss National Library.
Gonthier Coulisses de cirque

Marc Gonthier archive

The Marc Gonthier archive offers unique insights into the process of a 20th century Swiss printmaker. The archive includes graphic prints, sketches and printing plates in copper and wood.
Pilztafel Walty

Hans Walty archive

Hans Walty was a drawing instructor and painter with a passion for mushroom research. His archive is housed at the Swiss National Library’s Prints and Drawings Department.
Holzstich Arbeiter

Emil Zbinden archive

The Emil Zbinden archive at the Prints and Drawings Department of the National Library testifies to the variety of his art and is an important source for anyone with an interest in his work.