HOLY LAND TRAVEL: Republique Francaise ... Passe-port a l'Etranger...
Place and Year: Lyon: August 26th, 1872.
Technique: Broadside. Printed template, manuscript in black ink and rubber stamps on both sides (soft folds slightly age toned with tiny holes and tears on crossings, small worm holes, otherwise in a good condition) 41 x 33 cm (16.1 x 13 inches).
An early passport for a voyage to Jerusalem was made in 1872 for one Jaquemond Raoul from Lyon, who was likely either travelling to the Holy Land on pilgrimage or perhaps he was a memeber of one of the multiple scientific expeditions, that were taking place in the region at the time.
The manuscript annotations and stamps on the back reveal he was travelling there and back through Syria and was returning through Constantinople on 22th October of the same year.
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