World maps and Celestial

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  • A decorative world map showing the significant expansion of the airline network from Paris to Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australia. The map was published to advertise also the comfortable aircraft Vickers Viscount a new British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948, the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. The Viscount was well received by the public for its cabin conditions, which included pressurisation, reductions in vibration and noise, and panoramic windows. It became one of the most successful and profitable of the first post-war transport aircraft. The large map, published by Atelier Perceval as depliant brochure in 1950 is decorated by a compass rose. On the verso pics of the aircraft and description of its comforts and some photos of the most beautiful destinations.

    • Author: Perceval
    • Dimension: 49 x 88 cm
    • Year: 1950
    • Place of publication: Paris
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    A decorative world map showing the significant expansion of the airline network from Paris to Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australia. The map was published to advertise also the comfortable aircraft Vickers Viscount a new British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948, the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. The Viscount was well received by the public for its cabin conditions, which included pressurisation, reductions in vibration and noise, and panoramic windows. It became one of the most successful and profitable of the first post-war transport aircraft. The large map, published by Atelier Perceval as depliant brochure in 1950 is decorated by a compass rose. On the verso pics of the aircraft and description of its comforts and some photos of the most beautiful destinations.

    • Author: Perceval
    • Dimension: 49 x 88 cm
    • Year: 1950
    • Place of publication: Paris
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    A very decorative world map by Lucien Boucher created for Air France published in Paris at atelier Perceval, 1939.
    This is one of the first maps of Air France which was founded in October 1933. Shows the beginning routes of the airline, extending west to the Americas and east to China. The route Paris-New York shown dotten because still in study (the first travel was in 1946). The whole world is filled with beautiful illustrations, including local scenes, animals, birds topography and elements specific to each continent. Airplanes are seen flying in the sky with a curios airplane shadow near northern Europe, while the oceans are filled with sea monsters and ships, which suggest the contrasting ancient shipping routes with the new air routes, as the title indicates. Beautiful colors. Routes highlight in gold.

    • Author: Lucien Boucher
    • Dimension: 60 x 96 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1939
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    A very attractive chart of the heavens and the zodiacal constellations designed by Lucien Boucher for Air France published at Atelier Perceval, 1951. The amazing promotional poster, decorated with many attractive drawings and designs, shows the constellations of the northern and southern skies overlain by a globe showing Air France routes. In the four corners cherubs blowing into the skies and the Milky Way flowing through the constellations.The map is decorated with many particulars shaded in gold.

    • Author: Lucien Boucher
    • Dimension: 35 x 58 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1951
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    Color pictorial map of the world showing travel Lufthansa’s routes and connections with Lufthansa plane flying over map of the world. Map representing landmarks, major cities, and people. Includes compass rose decorated with Lufthansa logo.

    • Author: G. Bormann
    • Dimension: 46,5 x 72 cm
    • Place of publication: Berlin-Schonefeld
    • Year: 1962
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    Grande e dettagliatissima carta pittoresca del mondo disegnata da F. Heinrichsen che mostra attraverso deliziose vignette l’ingegno e l’operosità dell’uomo e le caratteristiche di tutte le aeree della Terra: accanto a ogni toponimo sono infatti riportate le caratteristiche del luogo come per esempio il tabacco a Cuba, il rum e lo zucchero nelle isole caraibiche, oro e diamanti in alcune aree dell’Africa, petrolio in Arabia, le famose olive di Creta o le vignette degli agrumi…

    • Author: F. Heinrichsen
    • Dimension: 114 x 66,5 cm
    • Place of publication: Stuttgart
    • Year: 1947
  • A complete set of gores (12 sheets) for a pair of globes, including calottes and printed matter for the horizon and meridian rings. The terrestrial gores show the tracks of all three of Cook’s voyages, along with his discoveries. The celestial gores, based on the observations of Flamsteed and Lacaille, are beautifully engraved and colored using the traditional, pictorial symbols for the constellations. Bound in original binding with frontispiece of Cassini’s famous work “Nuovo Atlante…

    • Author: CASSINI Giovanni Maria
    • Year: 1790
    • Dimension: 320 x 490 mm
    • Place of publication: Rome
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    Rare pictorial map of the world by Gianni Ciferri published in Brescia in 1963 exclusively for school’s teachers. There are several and lovely vignettes throughout the map to illustrate the main features of the various areas of the world. At right eight views showing London, Niagara Falls, New York etc…

    • Author: Gianni Ciferri
    • Dimension: 52 x 75 cm
    • Place of publication: Brescia
    • Year: 1963
  • Uncommon elegant Italian map by Filippo Naymiller showing the world in two hemispheres published in Milan. Includes a second sheet of text embellished by vignettes engraved by Baldi. It provides really interesting geographical and statistical information of the continents. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario. Milan, 1860 at Tipografia Pagnoni.

    • Author: Filippo Naymiller, Francesco Pagnoni
    • Dimension: 46 x 33 cm
    • Place of publication: Milan
    • Year: 1860
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    Richly decorated double hemisphere pictorial map of the moon by Michael Ramus issued by New York bank Merrill Lynch as a promotional hand-out to commemorate the first two manned lunar landings in 1969 on 20 July and 19 November, which were achieved by the Apollo 11 and 12 space missions. As the title implies, it combines accurately drawn and labeled maps of lunar craters and seas with whimsical illustrations. At the center is the Saturn V rocket, which launched the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into space. At top depiction of three American presidents – Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, whose administrations supported space exploration – soaring above the scene upon the back of a n eagle. From the eagle’s beak, a banner unfurls with astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase, “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.”
    The moon is shown in two hemispheres representing the “Far Side” and the “Near Side” with the Apollo 11 and 12 landings illustrated on the “Near Side,” and the “Far Side” making note of the Russian lunar missions. The hemispheres are rendered with accurate topography while the so-called “seas” are filled with mythical sea creatures. Below the hemispheres are illustrations of various achievements in astronomy and flight, including Galileo observing the moon with a telescope and the transatlantic flights of the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindberg, as well as eccentric images, such as Halloween imagery and Romeo and Juliet (likely a reference to Juliet asking Romeo to “swear not by the moon”). A stock ticker tape stretches across the image as a reminder of Merrill Lynch’s investment opportunities.
    At bottom two cartouches describe how 1969 will be remembered and what is to be expected in 1970. One of the most interesting and famous Moon pictorial map. Ref: Hornsby (Picturing America) #158

    • Author: Michael Ramus
    • Dimension: 36 x 43 cm
    • Place of publication: New York
    • Year: 1969
  • The propaganda poster published in 1939 features a map of the world with Great Britain, France and the various colonies of both nations are highlighted in red. Germany is highlighted in black, whilst Central European areas under German control, including Poland, Austria and Czechoslovakia, are coloured with black diagonal lines. The slogan “Nous vaincrons parce que nous sommes les plus forts. Souscrivez aux bons d’armement” (We win because we are the strongest. Support good armaments)…

    • Author: M. Dechaux
    • Dimension: 58 x 78 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1939
  • Striking route map of the World designed by John Philip, published in New York by Pan American Airlines, as a promotional item. Shows all the routes around the world to which Pan Am flew in 1959, including connecting lines and Pan Am’s own lines. Art by Casanova Associated. Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States from…

    • Author: John Philip
    • Dimension: 44 x 80 cm
    • Place of publication: New York
    • Year: 1959