Eiffel

1930s Original French Railway Travel Poster, L'Aven Armand (Chemin de Der D'Orleans et du Midi)

$1,200.00
  • 1930s Original French Railway Travel Poster, L'Aven Armand (Chemin de Der D'Orleans et du Midi)

Eiffel

1930s Original French Railway Travel Poster, L'Aven Armand (Chemin de Der D'Orleans et du Midi)

$1,200.00

Date: 1930s
Size:  29.25 x 39.25 inches

About The Poster:  Aven Armand is an enormous limestone cave in the Cévennes National Park, located between Meyrueis and Sainte-Enimie in the Lozère province of France.

The cave begins as a narrow pit, descending 75 metres (246 ft) before opening up into an enormous vaulted chamber known as the Grand Salle, or "Great Hall" which is close to 100 metres (330 ft) long and 55 metres (180 ft) wide. The floor of the cave is covered with a proliferation of fragile limestone speleothems in a variety of shapes and sizes, created by the slow dripping of water through the stone over thousands of years. Some have reached heights of close to 30 metres (98 ft).

First discovered by the French explorers Louis Armand and Edouard-Alfred Martel in 1897, it has been open to the public since 1927 (roughly around the time this poster was produced), after a man-made tunnel and walkway paths were created to permit easier viewing of the Grand Salle.

Poster is in overall excellent condition with pinholes in all corners and a minor paper loss in the top and bottom left corners (which will disappear when the piece is framed).

Rare. From a private collection.