Chocolate Map of The World – Game of Goose: Tutte le strade conducono a Roma [All Roads Lead to Rome]
Place and Year: Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d’Arti Grafice 1928.
Technique: Chromolithography on card with printed text verso (Very Good, two original vertical folds, old repaired tears in folds on the back, verso slightly dusty with old annotations, edges slightly scuffed) 69 x 52 cm (27.2 x 20.4 inches)
A decorative large lithographed game of goose shows a map of the world, surrounded by four portraits, representing inhabitants of different parts of the orbit, and logos with names of products of the chocolate firm Talmone-Unica, who issued this map as an advertisement.
The map was printed in 1928 under Fascist Italy.
Talmone-Unica was a chocolate and cacao factory, founded by Michele Talmone in Torino in 1850. Since the beginning of the 20th century the firm was known for its modern advertisements in forms of art-nouveau posters, tin boxes and other printed media. This map of the world was printed one year before the seat of the firm was transferred to France, leaving the Torino chocolate market to the Venchi-Unica company.