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  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

BOUCHER, Lucien. [An early Air France poster map of the world]
Air France. Réseau Aérien Mondial. Paris: Perceval, 1937. Colour lithographic map. 625 x 965mm. Laid on linen.
An early Air France poster showing the airline's nascent network, published only four years after the airline was founded. It shows 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 decorated with some of the traditional elements of world maps, including large compass roses, galleons, Neptune with tritons, with vignette illustrations across the land. 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.
[Ref: 19047]    £2,400.00 ($3,050 • €2,695 rates)


BOUCHER, Lucien. [A vivid celestial chart produced as an Air France poster]
Air France. Paris: Perceval for Air France, 1953. Chromolithograph, image 595 x 955mm. Laid on archival backing.
A double-hemisphere celestial map with the constellations of the zodiac in gold and the others in turquoise, set against a sky of navy blue, both with the major stars marked. At the bottom is a globe with Air France's routes radiating from Paris and two aeroplanes circling. In the upper cusp is a winged hippocampus (a winged horse with a fish's tail), a logo used by the airline since 1933. In the four corners are winged wind-heads. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), known as 'Monsieur Planisphere' because of his witty maps, produced posters for Air France nearly thirty years. This is a fine example of his work, portraying his adept use of colour.
[Ref: 19374]    £2,000.00 ($2,542 • €2,246 rates)


BOUCHER, Lucien. [An Air France poster map of the world]
Air France. Le Plus Grand Réseau du Monde. Paris: Perceval for Air France, 1959. Chromolithograph, image 590 x 955mm.
An oval map of the world on an azimuthal projection centred on Paris, marking the Air France routes, with vignettes representing the various destinations. The borders are filled with foliage and figures in a chinoiserie style. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), known as 'Monsieur Planisphere' because of his witty maps, produced posters for Air France nearly thirty years.
[Ref: 19375]    £2,200.00 ($2,796 • €2,471 rates)


BOUCHER, Lucien. [An Air France poster map of the world]
Air France. Paris: Perceval for Air France, 1962. Chromolithograph, image 600 x 955mm. Minor repairs, laid on archival backing.
An oval map of the world on an azimuthal projection centred on Paris, marking the Air France routes, with vignettes representing the various destinations. In the borders around the world are figures representing the constellations and the planets, except for Neptune, who is in the sea. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), known as 'Monsieur Planisphere' because of his witty maps, produced posters for Air France nearly thirty years. This is one of his last ones, created when he has in his early seventies.
[Ref: 19373]    £2,200.00 ($2,796 • €2,471 rates)


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