1943 Jylbert - La Réunion
SOLD: Decorative map of the island of Reunion
24.2 x 34.5 cm (9.5 x 13.6 in)
Printed colors with pochoir (stencil).
Decorative map of the island of Reunion published during the second world war. The map is filled with buildings, animals, figures and two locals. With a large compass rose in upper right corner. In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the French illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Réunion is a French island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. From the 17th to 19th centuries, French immigration supplemented by influxes of Africans, Chinese, Malays, and Indians gave the island its ethnic mix. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 reduced the importance of the island as a stopover on the East Indies trade route. Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France.
Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender.
Excellent, with vivid colors. Small tear in bottom margin.