1940 Framed World Alba Map


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Published Clive Barrass copyright; with the compliments of the Alba Petroleum Company of Australia Pty Ltd to Users of ALBA Quality Products Sydney. A rare piece of Australian Petroleum history.

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Wonderful WWII Era rare Australian Advertising World map showing the British Empire, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Belgian possessions.The countries boundaries are delineated prior to the outbreak of war; and where they stood (to the best of the cartographer’s knowledge) at the time of printing. We can see that the wartime boundaries are shown after the creation of Vichy France (July 1940) and prior to the German invasion of Russia (June 1941). In the cartouche it states ‘In wartime buy Australian. Alba is entirely Australian’.

Dimensions 118 × 79 cm
Map Maker


Sydney 1940


Coloured lithograph


Crease marks as per normal as this map was always presented folded. Excellent condition.


ALBA Petroleum was established by PJ Adams and Sir George Wales in 1933. The company had a small market primarily in South Australia and Tasmania. In 1945 after the war ALBA was incorporated with the Australian Motorists Petrol Company, which in turn, became AMPOL Petroleum Ltd in 1949. A rare piece of Australian Petroleum history.

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