London: The French Government. unbound. Original poster. Color lithograph. 26.75" x 33.5" This stunning art deco style original wine poster issued by The French Government depicts the wine map of Algeria, on the Barbary Coast of North Africa. The map portrays the French colony of Algeria and identifies the various vineyards of the regions with illustrations of grapes. The map is further surrounded by various wine motifs and emblems from the different regions. Some of these include illustrations of grapes, barrels, vineyards, vines, etc. This poster by Remy Hetreau was one in the series of 11 map posters. Each poster featured a different wine region, promoting the French wine industry as well as tourism. This particular poster was the only French colony featured in the series, the rest being the regions of Normandie, Champagne, Alsace, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Provence, Loire, Roussillon, and others. The region of Algeria has a rich viticultural history dating back to Phoenician and Roman times. For a time of the Arab conquests, winemaking was limited in the region until Algeria came under French rule in 1830. By the mid-20th century Algerian wine accounted for two thirds of the total international wine trade. Post independence however, the wine industry in Algeria has suffered and today very little Algerian wine can be found in the international market. This poster was printed in France by Publi-Mab and was commissioned by the government agency that promoted the French wine industry 'Comité National de Propagande en Faveur du Vin'. The poster is in good condition with some staining and wear along the edges. Minor foxing. Remy Hetreau (1913 - 2001) was a French artist, illustrator and printmaker born in Patay, in the Loiret region of France. Famous for his engravings and for illustrating several books, he also designed international exhibitions, and painted murals. This is a fine example of his work. (Inventory #: 269476)
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