Catalog Archive
Auction 195, Lot 672

"Carte Touristique du Liban",

Subject: Lebanon

Period: 1955 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

26.6 x 36.7 inches
67.6 x 93.2 cm
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This decorative tourist map of Lebanon was drawn by Paul Koroleff and features text in French, Arabic, and English. The map is profusely illustrated to show cultural sites, recreational activities (even skiing), natural attractions, agriculture, and more. The road network is identified in red overprinting along with only two railroads in black. An alphabetical listing of points of interest are displayed at bottom right; on this edition, the sites are listed in English. The map is adorned by an elaborate sundial, various ships in the Mediterranean, and an airplane approaching Beirut.


Condition: B+

A clean and colorful example with two edge tears at bottom left that have been closed on verso with archival tape, the longer of which extends 2" into map image. There is a small chip in the top left blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/15/2023