Wednesday, 28 October 2015

1920s FRENCH MICHELIN MAPS

In my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, I've got these lovely old maps for sale!





The French Michelin maps are world famous and these early examples are fantastic. All dating from the 1920s, you can imagine some bright young things jumping into their jalopy for a quick tour of the wonderfully French names of Chalon-sur-SaƓne, Saint-Etienne and Troyes!

They all feature the cheery Michelin Tyre Man or 'Bibendum' logo, who in those days was allowed to smoke a crafty cigar, can't imagine he'd be able to now!!



Inside they have wonderful colour details and you can imagine yourself driving around looking for the nearest estaminet!




Bon voyage !






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