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Auction 191, Lot 771

"Messageries Maritimes - Pacific Ocean Line - ms "Caledonien" "Tahitien" "Polynesie"",

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1955 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

29.9 x 22 inches
75.9 x 55.9 cm
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This splashy pictorial map by French commercial artist C.M. Perrot was issued as a promotional item by Messageries Maritimes. It covers the company's Pacific Ocean Line from Sydney to Tahiti. Perrot fills the map with illustrations done in a striking primitivist style. Black & white photographs of three new ocean liners appear in the Pacific: the Caledonien, the Tahitien, and the Polynesie. Construction on these ships was completed between 1952-54. There is more information about these vessels in English text on verso. Self-folding.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 2/8/2023