Grande Carte de France de France par Departements
NOUVELLE CARTE DE FRANCE
Belgique, Bords du Rhin, Suisse, etc.
Published Paris: A. Taride
Cartes routieres pour automobilistes, cyclistes, etc. Avec Colonies Francaises
no date (at the latest: pre-1960*)
This is a Large folding map in bright, but not garish color, 34 x 41 1/4 inches fully open; folds to 10 3/4 x 6 inches. Included are railroads and shipping lines, with number of days travel to various other places (6 hours to U.S.). At the bottom are 3 inserts: Maps of French Colonies, Algeria & Tunesia and Corsica.
The map comes with its original brown paper cover, filled with advertising for other Cartes Taride.
It's difficult for me to date this map,as I am not sure what changes might help pinpoint it, but all of the routes out of France are shown in days, so certainly ship travel was still the main way to travel. By the end of the 1940s, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), Air France, the Belgian SABENA, and Swissair all were carrying passengers across the Atlantic as part of a new postwar air travel boom. W ten years previously, the transatlantic route was a rarely traveled passenger route, by 1950, it had become the world's number one route in terms of traffic and produced high revenue and fierce competition among some ten major international airlines.So, certainly it seems likely that this map pre-dates 1950.
In any case,whatever its age, it is in exceptionally good condition, with just a bit of toning--no tears,no brittleness,no mustiness, and no other condition problems at all. Its dust cover however, is fairly battered, with chips and tears at most edges.
Mailing cost will be $3.00 Media Mail Insured in the U.S.;$9.00 Airmail Insured to France & EU. Thanks for looking.
Please be assured that your map will be properly packed for mailing: bagged, bubble-wrapped and boxed.
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