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|Designer:||Carboni, Erberto (1899-1984)|
|Dimensions:||100 x 68 cm|
|Printed by:||Pizzi & Pizio, Milano|
This is a great and very rare 1930's Italian travel poster promoting the Greek island Rhodes. Rhodes (Rhodos, Rodos) called Rodi by the Italians was at that time under Italian rule.
In 1912, Italy seized Rhodes from the Turks during the Italy-Turkish War. After World War I, the island, together with the rest of the Dodecanese, was officially assigned to Italy in the Treaty of Lausanne. In 1947, Rhodes, together with the other islands of the Dodecanese, was united with Greece.
The poster depicts a silhouette of the island and the Greek goddess Rhode above and at the bottom Rhodes’ signature flower Nerium Oleander. Rhodes was called the Island of Roses.
Rhode was the Haliad nymph or goddess of the Aegean island of Rhodes. She was a daughter of the sea-god Poseidon, and the wife of the island's most important god, Helios the sun.
The poster has some edge wear at upper left. Fresh colors. Ready to go on the wall. Would look great framed!