Pontresina Engadin Bird Vintage Travel Poster – Libis – 1952
£4.50 – £18.00
Pontresina Engadin Bird Poster – Libis – 1952
Pontresina Engadin and the bullfinch connection
Though most people think of Switzerland as a land of snow-capped mountains, skiing and dainty chocolates, there is another creature that has come to be closely associated with this beautiful country: the songbird known as the Eurasian bullfinch. With its bright red breast and cheeks, its grey back, black cap, and tail, along with its bright white rump, the Eurasian finch is unmistakable. And it was the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner who first gave this dynamic little bird its Latin name – pyrrhula – when he described it in his 1555 book ‘Historiae Animalium’.
Situated amidst a forest of fragrant pine trees, the mountain village of Pontresina has long been a popular alpine retreat. Nestled at the base of the Bernina massif, offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks and glacially carved valleys. The town is surrounded by fragrant pine trees and luscious green meadows and dotted with the traditional and charming Engadine stone houses and Belle Epoque hotels. Pontresina has been a popular destination for tourists for almost 200 years, with the first hotels for guests built as early as the 19th century.
Bird feeding in Pontresina Engadin.
The village of Pontresina is still a popular destination for tourists and an abundance of birdlife makes it a paradise for walkers, nature lovers and birdwatchers. In fact, Pontresina today offers birdwatching in the Upper Engadine and bird feeding in the snowy Tais Forest as one of its most popular winter attractions. So if you’re lucky enough to visit, keep your eyes peeled for the delightful bullfinch – you might just be lucky enough to feed one.
If you have ever visited Pontresina you’ve probably seen or heard the delightful song bird. Maybe perched in the trees or darting through the underbrush in search of food. The bird is synonymous with the Upper Engadine region, which is why Libis featured it on this 1952 Swiss travel poster. In good condition original copies of this Libis poster command prices of around £1000 making them a great starting point for those people that want to start off a hobby in poster collecting. Having a copy of this fabulous print on your wall will be a stunning reminder of your time in Switzerland. Our superb reproduction prints offer the vibrant colors and beautiful detail of the original poster and are sure to catch your eye every time you walk by. And who knows, maybe it will even inspire you to plan a return trip to Pontresina someday soon!
Our posters are carefully and professionally created from vintage originals. Whilst great care is taken in the production of these posters, we also try to maintain a vintage feel, so there may be small imperfections, fold marks, scuffs, tears, or marks that were part of the original poster master. If these do appear they should be visible on the larger views of the item on this listing. The originals of many of the posters we offer can cost many thousands of pounds, so whilst these posters look great, especially framed and mounted on a wall, they are intended as fun, affordable reproductions and not intended fine art prints.
The 50x70cm version has been specially produced to be used in conjunction with Ikea’s 50x70cm Ribba picture frame which currently retails for around £15. So you can bag a bargain of print and frame for a great price.
Pontresina Engadin Robin Bird Vintage Travel Poster – Libis – 1952
These digitally enhanced posters are professionally printed with fade-resistant inks onto a thick 300gsm silk poster card.
A4 posters are printed on to 300gsm silk artboard
A3, A2, and 50x70cm posters are printed on 230gsm poster paper
All posters are despatched by 2nd class Royal Mail. Posters are posted in either a hard-backed envelope clearly marked ‘Do Not Bend’ or a sturdy postal tube.
This listing is for prints only, frames shown in any photos are not included in the sale.
A4, A3, A2, 50 x 70, A1