Liebig: Ports D’Outre-Mer. - HongKong.
chromolithographed trading card, overall 7 x 11 cm. Vg cond.
A charming view of Hong Kong, with an inset of a street scene, published by the Liebig Meat Extract company, with explanatory text in French on verso.
The German chemist Justus von Liebig was the inventor of a meat extracting process which made it possible to concentrate nutrients and flavours found in meat, and preserve them in a paste or cubes. In c1850, an English company decided to start the mass production and selling ‘Liebig Fleischextrakt’ all over the World, naming it after its inventor. From c 1870 up to 1970, the company published chromolithographed tradecards of various subjects insets of six or twelve. The cards were published in various countries and languages.