Credit Lyonnais Fonde en 1863 Afrique du Nord 


Linen backed promotional map of West Africa designed by the famed Lucien Boucher for Credit Lyonnais.

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A large, bright pictorial map of north and west Africa designed by Lucien Boucher, a famous French artist known for his work with Air France in the mid 20th century. This map, produced for Credit Lyonnais, depicts the various locales of bank branches throughout the French possessions in the western half of the continent. Even more conspicuous are the colorful illustrations of the natural resources, agriculture, people, cities and manufacturing products – sure signs of wise investment in the region. The title cartouche also alludes to the riches of Africa, with both northern and sub-Saharan products displayed.

Credit Lyonnais was founded in 1863 and was once the largest bank in France, but poor management and scandal led to its acquisition by a rival in 2003.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1950

Author: Lucien Boucher

Sheet Width (in): 29.5

Sheet Height (in): 41

Condition: A

Condition Description: The map is linen backed and in excellent condition