Limited edition of 1020 copies.
One of 250 copies out of trade (number is printed in red and dated '1er Mai 1927'), after 20 deluxe copies on Japan.
Copy printed for Monsieur René Marais a close collaborator of André Citroën. Organized by André Citroën, "La Croisère noire" (black cruise) led by the company's managing director, Georges-Marie Haardt, assisted by the officer Louis Audoin-Dubreuil, left Colomb-Béchar on October 25, 1924. For more than a year, eight Citroën cars travel 28,000 km across Africa.
The Russian artist Alexander Iacovleff (1887-1938) was chosen in 1924 to become the official painter of the expedition. It will also be one of the Asian expedition of 1932-32, the "Yellow Cruise".
Text book + 50 plates loose as issued in original portfolio binding.