c. 1927 Cervello - Mapa de America: Razas, Indumentaria, Banderas, Escudos Y Producciónes

c. 1927 Cervello - Mapa de America: Razas, Indumentaria, Banderas, Escudos Y Producciónes

Pictorial Interwar North & South America

Title:

Mapa de America: Razas, Indumentaria, Banderas, Escudos Y Producciónes

Map maker:

Cervello; Chocolates Jaime Boix

Place and Year:

Barcelona, c. 1927

Dimensions:

48.5 x 60 cm (19 x 23. 5 in)

Technique:

Offset chromolithograph

Coloring:

Original printed colors

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

This is a pictorial map of North and South America published sometime in the 1920s or early 1930s as a promotion for the Chocolates Jaime Boix company of Barcelona, Spain. Usually produced in the form of a puzzle map or as trading cards, this variant instead is uncut.

The map is filled with marvelous images of different peoples throughout South, Central, and North America, including Alaska and Greenland. Important agricultural products and industries are also depicted pictorially, including: Argentinian beef, Costa Rican bananas, Cuban cigars, a Hollywood film crewman, New England whales, and Pacific Northwest Salmon - to name just a few. The figures are a mix between indigenous peoples in traditional dress, and historical characters, for example the cowboy who is placed just above San Francisco.

Each personage is numbered with a corresponding key and descriptions on the verso. An inset displays the flags and coat-of-arms of each country in the Western Hemisphere.

The map is signed Cervello, but we haven’t been able to track down information on this artist.

CONDITION NOTES

Some minor fading, with some water marks and wear at the edges. Printed on thick, sturdy paper.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00648

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