By: Frederic Hugo d’Alesi
Date: 1906 (edition) Paris
Dimensions: 40 x 28 inches (101.5 x 71 cm)
One of the last works by French painter and illustrator F. Hugo d’Alesi before his death in 1906.
This lithograph poster / map was created by F. Hugo d’Alesi to promote tourism by rail through the French Alps. The map extends from Valence in the lower left, which is located just eat of the Rheine River to Geneva, Switzerland in the top right. The mountainous topography is illustrated with the use of color ranging from green river valleys to white mountain summits. Towns are connected by railroad lines, and auto routes, with proposed line and lines under construction noted throughout. A key in the lower left describes other line patterns and markings such as tunnels, mountainous road passes, foreign lines, etc.
Condition: This map is in A condition, linen backed for preservation purposes.
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