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Auction 191, Lot 674

"Messageries Maritimes - Courriers d'Extreme-Orient - "Viet-Nam" "Cambodge" "Laos"",

Subject: Eastern, Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1955 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

27.6 x 19.7 inches
70.1 x 50 cm
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This bold, graphic pictorial map by French commercial artist Jacques Branger was issued as a promotional item by Messageries Maritimes. It spans from Mumbai to Yokohama and goes as far south as the northern tip of Australia (represented by a kangaroo, of course). There is little geographical information aside from a smattering of place names; most of the detail consists of Orientalist illustrations that fill the landscape. There are three large ships in the waters, representing the company's newest ocean liners: the Cambodge, the Viet-Nam, and the Laos. This identical trio of ships was finished from 1952 to 1954. There is more information about these vessels in French text on verso. Self-folding.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a couple tiny splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2023