|101 x 63.5 cm | 39.76 x 25 inches
|Very good | | B +
|Mardon printers (Private) Limited Salisbury, Rhodesia
This original vintage travel poster was issued to promote Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) as a travel destination showcasing the magnificent Great Zimbabwe, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It is believed that Great Zimbabwe was used as a royal palace for the local monarch and served as the seat of political power. The walls of the edifice were among its most prominent features, with some of them standing at eleven metres high. The name Zimbabwe is derived from the Shona language, and it was first recorded in 1531 by Vicente Pegado.
The poster features the text "Palace and temple, stronghold and a source of legends, this is Zimbabwe. Its builders vanished from the earth. But in their high, silent walls they left the stuff that dreams are made on." Today, Great Zimbabwe is a popular tourist attraction.
The poster is in very good condition, although it does have some creases, stains and margin wear.