|Designer:||Rosales, Eduardo Santonja (1899-1966)|
|Dimensions:||101 x 64 cm | 39.76 x 25.2 inches|
|Condition:||Good | | B|
|Publisher:||PNT Patronato Nacional de Turismo|
This is an original early Spanish travel poster issued in 1929 to promote Roncesvalles as a travel destination. Roncesvalles is a small village and municipality in Navarre, northern Spain.
The poster designed by Rosales depicts the church Santa María de Roncesvalles. Since the Middle Ages, this collegiate church of Santa María de Orreaga/Roncesvalles has been a favorite resting place for Catholic pilgrims along the French Way path, the most popular variant of the Way of St. James, since it is the first place to have a rest after crossing the French Pyrenees.
Roncesvalles is famous in history and legend for the death of Roland in 778, during the battle of Roncevaux Pass, when Charlemagne's rear guard was destroyed by Basque tribes.
Some damage on margins. discoloration, obvious imperfections. Mounted on linen.