Partagas Y Ca. Cuban cigar label design engraving @late 1800s

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This is a pre-print design of an old Cuban cigar label. The final (in colour) would end up in the inner side of the box lid.  Dates most likely from second quarter of 19th century or latest early 20th century.

                             PARTAGAS Y Ca.

                                  HABANA

                     Fabrica de Cigarros Puros 

                  Superiores de la Vuelta-Abajo

                   Calle de la Industria No. 158

 

             EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE 1855

            INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1862

Image with flowers, marketing of having won medal at London 1862 International Exhibition, participated at 1855 Universal Exhibition. Four empty roundels.

Fine condition, some light smudges and rust spots outside of image area. Left outer edge is sun-damaged. UL corner crease.

On thick paper.

Image size: 14.25 X 11.75 cm

Print size: 21.5 X 14.5 cm

Paper size: 31.5 X 22.5 cm