1932 Print Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Venice Flying Carpet Expedition XGVC9

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This is an original 1932 black and white halftone print that depicts a gondola passing beneath the Rialto Bridge in Venice. It was in this Grand Canal that Richard Halliburton and his cohorts found themselves at odds with the Venetian police after they initiated a swimming race in its waters.

CONDITION

This 80+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 6.5 inches; 13 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Travel with us across the continents as we join Richard Halliburton and pilot Moye Stephens on their Flying Carpet airplane expedition. From a French Foreign Legion camp in Algeria to the remote island of Borneo, Halliburton was determined to see and do as much as possible. It took 18 months to complete the journey, which started on Christmas Day of 1930. The pair covered 33,660 miles and stopped off in 34 countries during that time. Each print depicts another fascinating stage of the journey, and will be sure to delight the traveler in you!

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