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Publisher: BOUCHER, L.
Title: AIR France - Réseau Aérien Mondial.
Published in: Imprimerie Perceval, Paris, ca. 1948
   
Size: 20.7 x 35.4 inches.
52.5 x 90.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original lithographed colours.
Condition: Small restored tears in the upper margin, few small foxing in the margins, not affecting the subject. Else in good condition.
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"Réseau Aérien Mondial" original pictorial colour lithographed advertising planisphere poster from AIR France. The poster has a black back ground. In the lower right below the border '016/P/AF Printed in France PERCEVAL - PARIS'. Shows routes extending to Buenos Aires, the Eastern United States, Tehran, Calcutta, Manila, Saigon, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Madagascar, Mauritius, East Africa.
This edition as far east as Shanghai but not Japan. Dots are added to the west coast of America (Los Angeles, San Francisco), with also dots added to Melborne, Sysney and Perth. A significant expansion of the airline network from the late 1930's maps by Boucher.

The poster has always occupied a special place in Air France's communication. With a heritage of more than 1,500 posters by the most prestigious illustrators and artists, the Company has one of the richest collections in the world.
Air France uses well-known posters like Savignac, Solon and Cassandre, for example, the Company also innovates by turning to recognized artists such as Cocteau, Mathieu, Brenet, Picart Ledoux or Vasarely.

Lucien Boucher is a commercial poster artist and illustrator born in Chartres in 1889 and died in 1971. Graduated from the Ecole de céramiques de Sèvres, he began his career as cartoonist for the satiric newspaper Le Rire. In the 1920s he worked actively as poster designer for the movies and the advertising industry. He designed a significant number of lithographies inspired by the surrealism style. He’s very well known of a serie of posters (advertising & world map) designed for Air France.

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