1930s Original French Art Deco Travel Poster, Venez Visiter Fez La Mystérieuse
1930s Original French Art Deco Travel Poster, Venez Visiter Fez La Mystérieuse
1930s Original French Art Deco Travel Poster, Venez Visiter Fez La Mystérieuse

1930s Original French Art Deco Travel Poster, Venez Visiter Fez La Mystérieuse

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Date: 1930s
Size:  24.5 x 39 inches

About The Poster: The colors and mood of this poster fabulously evoke the sensuality of the Middle East – in the early 1900s many shipping lines began to traverse between France and countries like Morocco, Egypt and Algeria.

In this spectacularly well-preserved gem, we see one of the best known landmarks of Fez, Fes el-Bali and the minaret of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, which commemorates Idris II, one of the founders of the city.

Fez trivia:  According to the Wikipedia, "Fez or Fas was derived from the Arabic word Faʾs which means pickaxe, which legends say Idris I of Morocco used when he created the lines of the city. One noticeable thing was that the pickaxe was made from silver and gold. During the rule of the Idrisid dynasty, Fez consisted of two cities: Fas, founded by Idris I, and al-ʿĀliyá, founded by his son, Idris II. During Idrisid rule the capital city was known as al-ʿĀliyá, with the name Fas being reserved for the separate site on the other side of the river; no Idrisid coins have been found with the name Fez, only al-ʿĀliyá and al-ʿĀliyá Madinat Idris. It is not known whether the name al-ʿĀliyá ever referred to both urban areas. It wasn't until 1070 that the two agglomerations were united and the name Fas was used for the combined site."