Van Houten's Cocoa. Trade card with map of Australia.
Holland: Ca. 1894. Ephemera. Trade card for the renowned Dutch chocolate maker Van Houten, which invented a treatment of cocoa to remove the bitter taste, known as "Dutch process" chocolate. The inventions of Van Houten led to the mass production and world wide distribution of chocolate which took place in the nineteenth century.
The front of the card with color map of Australia showing Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. The map shows Coolgardie but not Kalgoorlie. Verso with a dark green Art Deco border and Art Deco text font, with data on Australia. Population is listed as 4,006,000. Below this is the heading "The six British Colonies united to form a Federation are": West Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania. Statistical information including the square miles and population are given for each of these colonies, as well as the capital of each and its population. The number of Aborigines is listed at 230,000. 3 7/8 x 3 3/8". Corners very gently rubbed. Not found on Trove. Very good condition. Item #17996