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Afrique Occidentale Francaise – A.O.F

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A colourful promotional map of French West Africa by Leon Craste designed to promote tourism and commercial development in French West Africa, which continued to operate as a political federation until 1960. Published by French Ministry of Overseas in 1951. The map shows the area from Atlantic Ocean to Chad and Cameroon and from Algeria to Togo including the colonies of Mauritania, Sudan, Senegal and Ivory Coast and some of the Portuguese territories like Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria. Illustrations of major cities, agricultural products, natural resources and exotic animals are on display, along with an inset showing French possessions relative to the entire continent.


A colourful promotional map of French West Africa by Leon Craste designed to promote tourism and commercial development in French West Africa, which continued to operate as a political federation until 1960. Published by French Ministry of Overseas in 1951. The map shows the area from Atlantic Ocean to Chad and Cameroon and from Algeria to Togo including the colonies of Mauritania, Sudan, Senegal and Ivory Coast and some of the Portuguese territories like Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria. Illustrations of major cities, agricultural products, natural resources and exotic animals are on display, along with an inset showing French possessions relative to the entire continent.