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Stock Code VM-CMC01
1882 certificate for this French
company which built the Corinthian Canal between 1882 and 1893,
connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea.
The certificate has a large illustration of an
old map showing Austria-Hungary, Dalmatia, Bosnia, Serbia,
Bulgaria and Greece as part of the Turkish Empire. It shows the
old sea routes leading south of Greece and the much shorter new
sea routes through the Canal. It also depicts a cross-section of
the canal, showing heights of the hills cut through, up to 78
metres, and the canal length of c. 6km. It also shows a small
vignette of the Flying Pegasus and a small vignette of goddess
Certificate size is 21
cm high x 30 cm wide (9" x 12"). It will be mounted in a
mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 31 cm high x 39 cm wide.
The certificate is shown unframed
as all items are mounted to order.
A perfect personalised
gift for someone who:
- works or worked in the