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Expedition Citroen Centre Asie Central Asia Beirut Beijing Map

£450.00

Original vintage poster for the Expedition Citroen Centre-Asie 3eme Mission G.-M. Haardt L. Audouin-Dubreuil / Citroen Central Asia Expedition 3rd Mission G.M. Haardt L. Audouin-Dubreuil featuring a map of the Middle East Central Asia and the Far East / Orient with a red line marking the mission's itinerary with the return through Indochina, a red dotted line marking variants or itineraries that are subject to change, the country borders, statistics on the populations and a profile of the route of the expedition from Beirut to Beijing marking the length in kilometres and the height of the mountains in metres with a note on races and religions - Persia Very diverse races Parsis and Guebres worshipers of fire Tajiks often blonde or brown with blue eyes, descendants of Iranians (Iran plateau) / Afghanistan Population of very mixed races The Afghans count for half of it Tajiks number about 1,000,000 mostly farmers the Uzbeks are of Turcoman origin trade and finance are mainly practised by immigrant Hindu. Islamism dominates there / China 30 to 50,000,000 Muslims (Islamism is the most widespread of the unofficial religions there) A few tens of thousand Catholics The rest of the population is Buddhist Taoist and Confucianist. This Croisiere Jaune motor expedition across Asia from Beirut to Beijing was taken in modified Citroen cars led by the car manufacturer's manager and explorer Georges-Marie Haardt (1884-1932), who fell ill and died of pneumonia in Hong Kong at the end of this 13,000km journey, with the military officer and explorer Louis Audouin-Dubreuil (1887-1960). Horizontal. Printed by Colouma-Publicite, Argenteuil. Very good condition, folds, minor creasing.

Country
France
Year
1931
Style
Travel Posters
Size (cm)
40x55
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