1956 Jannot - Grand Circuit des Capitales

1956 Jannot - Grand Circuit des Capitales

Lovely 1956 promotional map for the Menier Chocolate Company

Title:

Grand Circuit des Capitales

Map maker:

J.B. Jannot

Place and Year:

Paris, c. 1956

Dimensions:

97.8 x 62 cm (38.5 x 24.4 in)

Technique:

Offset printing

Coloring:

Original printed colors

Condition Rating:

VG+

350.00
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DETAILS

This beautiful and novel pictorial map was published by Agence Francaise de Propagande as a promotional item for Menier Chocolat. The credited artist is Jan-Loup, an artist and illustrator best known for his comics for Lisette magazine in the 50s and 60s.

The map spans Europe and Asia and is filled with striking illustrations: Neptune riding a sea monster in the Atlantic; a bullfighter in Spain; Red Square in Russia; oil fields between the Black and Caspian seas; a cobra facing off against a panda in Pakistan; the Buddha in Tibet; the Great Wall of China. A red-lined route connects the major cities in Europe and Asia.

In the late 19th century, Menier was the leading chocolate maker in the world and a pioneer of modern advertising, but by the time this map was published, the company was near its end.

CONDITION NOTES

A clean, colorful example. Issued folding.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00634

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