|Designer:||Bianchi, Alberto (1882-1969)|
|Dimensions:||94.5 x 63 cm | 37.2 x 24.8 inches|
|Condition:||Excellent | | A -|
|Publisher:||Cosulich Societa Triestina di Navigazione|
|Printed by:||Gros Monti & Co., Torino.|
The Cosulich Line, formally the Cosulich Societa Triestina di Navigazione, is a steamship line that was based in Trieste, Italy. The company had been founded in 1903 as Unione Austriaca di Navigazione, more commonly called the Austro-American or Austro-Americana Line, when Trieste was under the rule of Austria-Hungary.
The “Società Italia di Navigazione”, better known internationally as the Italian Line, began operations in 1932 and, for many years, remained one of the leading companies linking Europe with the Americas. Some of the most renowned and celebrated liners in the World sailed under its flag:
Conte di Savoia, Rex, Saturnia, Andrea Doria, Neptunia
Austro-Americana, also known as Unione Austriaca after the Cosulich brothers bought an interest in the line in 1903,
was based in Trieste in Austria-Hungary. When that empire was dissolved after WW1 and Trieste became a part of Italy,
Austro-Americana was reorganized as Cosulich Line, which was merged into Italian Line in 1937.
In excellent condition.