This is a fantastic and quite large pictorial world map showing the French colonies, mostly in Africa and Indo-China, and their commerce and trade, plus sea routes. The total population of the colonies was 60 million and the commercial value generated was 60 billion French Francs. There are 14 photo vignettes, including a dam in Senegal, traffic in Dakar, Tunisian Roman ruins, Martinique view, ports of Casablanca, Dakar and Algiers plus several ships. This is an advertisement by the French public utilities association.
Early 1900s World Map of French Colonies
Ligue Maritime et Coloniale Francaise
Map Maker Specifics
Reconnue d'Utilite Publique, early 1900s
29.5 X 44.5 in. plus margins
Very good overall. Slight toning and a few soil spots. A few small splits in issued folds.