Size: 9.5 x 4.5 inches (closed) 27 x 19 inches (open)
About The Poster: The – now – Greek island of Rhodos was taken by Italy in 1912 when it belonged to Turkey, and given (back) to Greece in 1947.
Of the history of Rhodes, Wikipedia writes: in 1912, Italy seized Rhodes from the Turks. The island's population thus bypassed many of the events associated with the 'exchange of the minorities' between Greece and Turkey. Due to the Treaty of Lausanne, the island, together with the Dodecanese, was officially assigned to Italy. It became the core of their possession of the Isole Italiane dell'Egeo. Following the Italian Armistice of September 8th, 1943, the British attempted to get the Italian garrison on Rhodes to change sides. This was anticipated by the German Army, which succeeded in occupying the island. In great measure, the German occupation caused the British failure in the subsequent Dodecanese Campaign.'
Map is in very good condition and ready to frame.