[Saudi Arabia - Oil exploration]. Erdölgebiet in der Wüste Saudi-Arabiens.

Kempen, Dr. te Neues & Co., [ca. 1950s].

635 x 910 mm (image); 680 x 990 mm (sheet). Colour-printed poster mounted on cloth with wooden rods for hanging.


German teaching material on Saudi Arabia, stereotyping the symbiotic simultaneity of modern oil exploration and the traditional bedouin lifestyle. Prepared for introducing students to the economic value of desert landscapes for oil exploration, this large poster depicts an utterly idyllic scence with a resting caravan watering their camels near a pipeline and three oil rigs. Another caravan on the move, as well as two bedouin tents and an oasis are displayed in the background.

Chart number 7 from the series "Dr. te Neues Geographische Bilder" after a work by the German painter Michael Mathias Kiefer (1902-80), bearing his reproduced signature.

Vertical tear near upper margin (measuring ca. 9 cm); margins occasionally slightly waterstained, not affecting image.