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Hermès Michelin map case

Hermès, Paris

A seemingly unused (and most likely unique special order) travelling map case by Hermès, in light-coloured pigskin with a looped handle, with one larger compartment secured with a tab and containing 37 individual, fold-out Michelin road maps of France, and to the smaller compartment, a 1959 edition of The Michelin Guide. With original Hermès cardstock orange box.

French, circa 1959.

Size: 15 x 7 x 5 inches (38 x 16 x 13 cms).

The Michelin guide was first published in 1900 by the famous French tyre manufacturers as a guide for French motorists,and was intended to boost the demand for cars, (thus for car tyres). The guide, given away free, contained useful information, including where to repair or change your tyres, and
the locations and details of hotels, and petrol stations. Today, the guide is far more famous for its starring system for fine dining establishments, the 3 stars, being the most coveted.

Price Code: £££

Reference: 5881

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