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Title : [Wall Map Africa].
Map maker : ANONYMOUS.
Date : c. 1906.
Size : 50.4 x 43.3 inches. / 128.0 x 110.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colours
Description :This interesting and impressive wall map of Africa was most probably published in celebration of the delivery of a new steamship.
Philip, Son Nephew, published the wall map for Elder Dempster & Company, Limited. Elder Dempster & Company was founded in 1852 and transported mail from London, through Plymouth, to Madeira, Tenerife and West Africa. In the bottom left corner the steamship Falaba is shown.
Alex Stephen & Sons in Glasgow built this ship in 1906 for Elder Dempster & Company. In 1915 a German submarine destroyed the Falaba, when it was on its way from Liverpool to Sierra Leone. The Falaba was the first passenger ship to be destroyed in WW I.
Condition : In the top left corner there is a stain of a water glass and the varnish is overall slightly cracked.
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