Fortune, Colonial Empire of France. May, 1931. Two leaves, each 11 x 9¾, mounted in one mat. Color. VG. Designed by William Longyear with French possessions in blue, British in red. Captions tend to either the light-hearted ("...Tahiti...where Gaugin painted and world tour ships call") or to snidely anti-French. Of the small French holdings in India: "Trounced by Clive and Coote in 1761. France now rules one-nine-thousandth of India." Sold
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