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Auction 187, Lot 662

"Afrique Occidentale",

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1939 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

12.3 x 8.6 inches
31.2 x 21.8 cm
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This map of Northern Africa focuses on the French possessions, with tiny images of the people, animals, sites, and resources of the region. On verso are photographic images and French text describing 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 #13347.

Condition: B+

There is very light soiling, a dampstain at bottom left, and several short tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/27/2022