1950 Craste Pictorial Map of Cameroon
1950 Craste Pictorial Map of Cameroon. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. The map depicts the region from French West Africa and Nigeria to French East Africa and from Lake Chad to Gabon and Spanish Guinea. Created for the French MinistâÂ®re de la France Outre-Mer (Ministry of Overseas France), charming illustrations of African animals and a native village put forward an appealing vision. Elephants, rhinos, lions, and hippos, some of the most recognizable animals in the world, are included, adding to the exotic aesthetic. This aesthetic, however, is encapsulated by the depiction of a native village in the upper left quadrant. Partially clothed natives stand staring at the'camera' going about their daily activities and are surrounded by'everyday' African objects, including a lion-skin rug and two elephant tusks. Huts and a lush green forest complete the vision. Exoticism had always been an important part of French promotion of the colonies, with a particularly good example being the 1931 Colonial Exposition in Vincennes. The French became the'stewards' of Cameroon following World War I when France and Great Britain were granted a League of Nations mandate after Germany was divested of its colonial holdings. After World War II, French Cameroon became a member of the French Union, much to the chagrin of the Cameroonian people. It would not be until January 1960 that Cameroon would gain independence from France. The only other known example is part of the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University. Size: Printed area measures 47 inches high by 31 inches wide. Verso repairs to fold separation and at fold intersections.
Exhibits slight loss at some fold intersections. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper.
We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1950 Craste Pictorial Map of Cameroon" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".
The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.