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A pictorial map of the colony and protectorate of Sierra Leone

Fascinating pictorial map of Sierra Leone showing through delightful vignettes the typical products and industries of the West African state at the time of British colonialism. At the top, two panels with imports and exports while the lower part is dominated by the legend with conventional signs, types of industries and a graphic list of vignettes with agricultural products. The map is undated but the right margin lists the most important historical events for the country, the last being the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in April 1925. Folded editorially the map has a blank verso with the sole title A pictorial map of the colony and protectorate of Sierra Leone. Published in London by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd in 1925 c. Wordcat only locates a single copy at the University of London. OCLC: 1006119475
Raphael Tuck & Sons was a business started by Raphael Tuck and his wife in Bishopsgate in the City of London in October 1866, selling pictures and greeting cards, and eventually selling postcards, which was their most successful line. Their business was one of the best known in the “postcard boom” of the late 1890s and early 1900s. During the Blitz, the company headquarters, Raphael House, was destroyed, including the originals for most of their series. The company never fully recovered.