Hermes Vintage Circa 1959 Collectors Michelin Travel Map Case Holder
Regular price7,500.00 EUR
An incredibly rare item. Probably a custom order by Hermès, dated c.ca 1959. I tan leather, with a leather looped top handle.
Main compartment contains:
37 foldable maps divided into regions. From N. 51 to 87 (1 cm puor 2 Km)
- foldable map N. 90 (1 cm puor 2 Km)
- foldable map N. 999 - FRANCE SUD - Grand Routes - 1 cm puor 10 Km)
- foldable map N. 96 - Environs de Paris (1 cm puor 1 Km)
- ATLAS Grandes Routes France - 1 cm pour 10 Km)
The front smaller compartment, with leather flap closure as well, contains the Micheline 1967 "Services De Tourisme" Book Guide in excellent condition.
Size of the travel case: 7 x 15 x 5 inches (16 x 38 x 13 cm)
The first Michelin guide is dated 1900. It was born for 2 and 4 wheel French travellers. It was a free of charge service, and contained every precious information (such as preferred routes, gas stations, tyre services, etc).
GENDER: Unisex Adults
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: France
TYPE: Travel Map Case Holder
YEAR MANUFACTURED: 1950 - 1959
DUSTBAG? No, we will provide an organic cotton dustbag
B - VERY GOOD
Some darkness on the leather, some general wear of use on leather case. Small crack on one of the handle end. All visible in pictures. Maps and papers all in excellent shape.