Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

"Palestine" – Early Tourism Poster Issued by a French Railway Company – Paris, 1898

Opening: $5,000
Sold for: $6,250
Including buyer's premium
P.L.M. Palestine, tourism poster issued by the French Railway Company P.L.M. [Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée - railway from Paris to Lyon and to the Middle East]. Printed in Atelier F. Hugo D'Alesi, Paris, 1898.
An impressive poster in lithographic printing; in the center - an illustration of Jerusalem (the road leading to the city's gates, a figure walking and a figure riding a donkey), on the lower right corner – illustration of Bethlehem. The illustration is signed and dated: Louis Guerry, Annecy 1898.
73.5X105.5 cm. Good condition. Several restored tears. Cloth backed for display and preservation. Framed.
Rare and Important Items