Historic Map : Lucian Boucher Air France Double Hemisphere Celestial ( - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
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  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

One of Lucian Boucher's more iconic surrealistic map images, this is a scarce large format edition of his 1947 pictorial map of the world showing the routes of Air France. Boucher started producing maps for Air France as early as 1933. Boucher's work for Air France is considered an embodiment of the golden age of air travel. This map, presented as a double hemisphere celestial, was drawn and published in 1947. The present example illustrates the Americas with stylized indigenous American Indians, Australia with ostriches and Asia with exotic Garuda barges, tigers, and temples.

The publisher has utilized chromolithographic printing techniques to achieve splendid rich tones throughout. This map was printed for Air France by Perceval of Paris. There is an id number in the lower right quadrant that includes the an encoded, 163/0/10-48. Loosely interpreted this means: print no. 163, P (Perceval), 10 (October) 1947. A smaller quarter sized edition was issued in 1948.

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