1940 Chocolates Orthi Trading Card Pictorial Map of Africa (incomplete set)

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352560047667 1940 Chocolates Orthi Trading Card Pictorial Map of Africa (incomplete set) ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Mapa de Africa Description: A highly unusual c. 1940 pictorial map of Africa issued by Chocolates Orthi, Piera Y Brugueras of Tarragona, Spain. This beautiful pictorial map is incomplete, composed of only 50 of the 60 unusually shaped trading cards that were issued inside boxes of Spanish chocolates. The cards have not yet been cut out from their original trading cards, but once removed they combine to create a large map of Africa. The map covers the entire continent from the Mediterranean Sea to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. The map is peppered with pictorial illustrations of indigenous Africans as well as African fauna, including elephants and ostriches, and African art. A small map on card No. 1 illustrates the breakdown and placement of the cards. Several of the cards feature the flag of at least one country, while others feature pieces of art. Each card has a small text on the verso, along with the Chocolates, Piera Y Brugueras slogan. The date of this map is unclear. Chocolates Orthi, Piera Y Brugueras began issuing cartographic cromos instructivos recortables around 1933. They produced maps of Spain, Europe, North and South America, and North America. The Europe map is the only map that bears a date, 1933, and stylistically appears primitive, possibly suggesting an earlier example. We have approximate the date to 1940, which is consistent with the publishing history of Litografía B. Baño as well as the printing style. The cards were printed by Litografía B. Baño of Barcelona, Spain. Size: Printed area measures 4 inches high by 2.5 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Set contains 50 of 60 pieces. Each piece is in different condition. Some have apparent chocolate stains on verso. Different text on verso of each card. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Set contains 50 of 60 pieces. Each piece is in different condition. Some have apparent chocolate stains on verso. Different text on verso of each card.

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