"Nouvelle Carte de la France Indiquant les Routes, les Chins. de Fer les Stations Thermales et Balneaires d'Apres les Documents les Plus Recents",
Period: 1900 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
24 x 31.8 inches
61 x 80.8 cm
This unusual promotional piece features a map of France surrounded by large illustrations of double-barrel shotguns produced by Emile and Cie Bernard of Liege, Belgium. The detailed map is delineated by department and presents the road network, canals, railroads, resorts, and more with a legend beneath the title. The company exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 and apparently produced this advertising piece for patrons. Red overprinting directs interested buyers to contact Monsieur P. Lardin in Meuse, France.
Issued folding with a few short splits at the fold junctions, a fold separation that just enters map image at right, minor toning along several folds, and a couple punch holes in the left blank margin.