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Publisher: BOUCHER, Lucien.
Title: Air France - Reseau Aerien Mondial.
Published in: Paris, 1937
   
Size: 21.9 x 36.2 inches.
55.5 x 92.0 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: In near mint condition, linen backed. Some minor wear only.
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A lovely, large early Air France poster showing the airline's nascent worldwide network, published only four years after the airline was founded.
It highlights their routes from Paris, to New York, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago in the Americas, Dakar, Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis in Africa, and to Damascus, Baghdad, Calcutta and Bangkok in Asia, ending at the French colonies of Hanoi and Saigon in Vietnam.
The map is handsomely embellished with some of the traditional elements of earlier world maps, including clouds, large compass roses, galleons and Neptune with tritons in the oceans and with pictorial vignette illustrations across the lands.

Lucien Boucher (1889-1971) started his career as a cartoonist for satirical magazines before focusing on poster artwork for film and advertising. He is best known for the series of Air France posters that he made between 1934 and 1962.

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