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Calendar based on Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages (1956)

In December, 1955, the Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij and Shell, two oil companies, published a calendar for the year 1956, based on Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages. Some of the original engravings were coloured for use in this calendar. The illustrations were accompanied by a modern illustration of a means of transportation.

Illustration: Cover of the calendar
Illustration: First sheet, from the earth to the moon
Illustration: Second sheet, twenty thousand leagues under the sea

The magazine Olie of January, 1956, featured an article about the calendar.

Illustration: Article about the calendar, from the magazine “Olie”

We finish with some additional documentation.

Illustration: Letter from Shell about the calendar
Letter from Shell
Illustration: Advertisement for the calendar
Illustration: Clipping from the Gooi- en Eemlander
Clipping from the Gooi- en Eemlander

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