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Two rare extremely detailed large maps show the north and south part of the Republic of Dahomey (today Benin) in Africa. Marked are roads, airports, distances in kilometers, post, telephone, and telegraphe stations, schools, hospitals, churches, missions, graveyards, separate tombs, structure of terrain, animals inhabitating the areas,…

Two in-set maps on the back show Cotonou and Porto Novo.

The Republic of Dahomey was established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community.It attained full independence from France on August 1st 1960. In 1975, the country was renamed Benin.

The map was made by Direction du Tourisme du Dahomey in Cotonou and was published in Paris by Institut geographique national, Paris (Centre en Afrique Occidentale, Dakar).

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