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Auction 187, Lot 659

"Afrique Equatoriale Fse. avec Madagascar",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1939 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

12.3 x 8.6 inches
31.2 x 21.8 cm
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This pictorial map focuses on the French possessions in central Africa and Madagascar. The possessions are illustrated with images of agricultural resources, natives, and animals. On verso are photographic images and French text describing the possessions.

This map was part of a series of 8 pictorial maps of French possessions around the world, published by the pharmaceutical company Vichy Laboratories to promote their products "Neutroses-Vichy" and "Vegerenyl," which are advertised on verso. Neutroses-Vichy was an antacid created to treat upset stomach, and Vegerenyl was purported to treat ailments affecting the kidney and bladder; however the Vegerenyl ad on verso is partially obscured by an ink stamp indicating that production of the product had been suspended. Printed by Petit Jean.

References: Rumsey #13344.

Condition: A

Light soiling and creasing along the edges of the map.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/27/2022