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Air France – Reseau Aerien Mondial

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

 250,00

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Air France – Reseau Aerien Mondial

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

 250,00

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Air France “Nova et Vetera” Sur la Vieille Terre des Chemins Nouveaux

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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Air France [Celestial chart of the Constellations]

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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Deutsche Lufthansa : Deutsche Demokratische Republik

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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Globo Terrestre Delineato Sulle Ultime Osservazioni….del Cap. Cook / Globo Celeste Calcolato …. sulle Osservazioni del Sigg. Flamsteed

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

 9.000,00

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Mappamondo Figurato

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
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Mappamondo preso sul Meridiano di Parigi

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

 280,00

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Myths, Maps & Men – Merrill Lynch Salutes the Year of the Moon

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
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Nous vaincrons parce que nous sommes les plus forts. Souscrivez aux bons d’armement.

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

 250,00

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Philips Radio

Amazing pictorial map of the world’s international short wave radio stations, with each continent crammed with imagery. The map was drawn by Walter Eckhard (1903-1982) and published in Eindhoven, 1953 by the radio division of Philips. Superimposed on the map are red circles indicating the locations of dozens of shortwave radio stations. Small drawings throughout represent genre scenes depicting the people, plants and animals. Includes detailed index to the stations on the lower margin and…

  • Author: Walter Eckhard
  • Dimension: 119 x 75 cm
  • Place of publication: Eindhoven
  • Year: 1953
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Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti

One of the most decorative eighteenth century world maps. This J.B. Homann’s double hemisphere map of the world is richly embellished with celestial models of the northern and southern hemispheres and other natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and the Mt. Etna in Sicily erupting. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. The map includes many famous cartographic inaccuracies with an unusually elongated northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis. It also shows an incomplete Australia, although with place names and notes of the early discoverers included. The east coast of New Zealand is shown, along with the Tracts of Tasman’s 1642 voyage and Magellan’s Voyage. The detail in Southeast Asia is very interesting for the period, as is the treatment of Japan. Interesting text panels at bottom describe the natural phenomena.

  • Author: HOMANN Johann Baptist
  • Dimension: 48,5 x 55 cm
  • Place of publication: Nuremberg
  • Year: 1720

 1.600,00

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Scandinavian Airlines System World Map

A lovely vintage poster designed by Otto Nielsen for SAS Scandinavian Airlines System showing the World in beautiful bright colors on dark background. The map is embellished by fine vignettes and the destinations where the SAS operates in elegant gold. Scandinavian Airlines System is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, founded in 1946. SAS is the eighth largest airline in Europe and operates 157 aircraft to 123 destinations.

  • Author: Otto Nielsen
  • Dimension: 45 x 75 cm
  • Place of publication: Copenhagen
  • Year: 1950
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TAI Atlas – Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux

Uncommon brochure with a reduced version of the famous and decorative double hemisphere pictorial map prepared by Luc-Marie Bayle for TAI Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux. The depliant shows all the routes of the company.
TAI routes are shown in red. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company.

  • Author: Luc Marie Bayle
  • Dimension: 41 x 24 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris

 180,00

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TAI Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux

First edition of the decorative double hemisphere pictorial map prepared by Luc-Marie Bayle for TAI Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux with two decorative compass rose oriented with the north to the upper margin. The hemispheres are surrounded by fun images of various explorers in divers modes of transport a hot air balloon, early and later forms of aeroplanes, rowing boats, sailing ships, galleons, whales and fish. TAI routes are shown in red. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company.

  • Author: Luc Marie Bayle
  • Dimension: 51 x 73 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1948
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Typus Orbis Terrarum / Africae Descriptio / Americae Descriptio / Asia / Europae Nova Tabula

Rare set of the world and four continents from the Mercator’s “Atlas Minor” published in 1648 with german text on verso. The double hemisphere map of the World, engraved by Abraham Goos replaces the 1607 Hondius plate previously used by Jansson. California shown as an island. Large passage between Asia and the North West Coast of America. Includes elaborate strapwork border, two notes in Latin, an elaborate compass rose and sphere and other embellishments. Regarding the map of America the most i

  • Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
  • Year: 1648
  • Dimension: 200 x 145 ca each
  • Place of publication: Amsterdam

 1.200,00

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Universi Orbis Descriptio /Europa/Africa/Asia/America

Complete set with world map and four continents by G. Porro from “Geografia di Tolomeo” published in Padua in 1621 by Galignani.

  • Author: MAGINI Giovanni Antonio – TOLOMEO Claudio
  • Year: 1621
  • Dimension: 135 x 175 mm
  • Place of publication: Padova

 900,00

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UTA [Union de Transpots Aériens]

A beautiful pictorial map of the world, showing the routes flown by French Airline Union de Transports Aériens. The world centered on Pacific is depicted physical with a nice colors.
The map shows UTA’s routes to the African Continent from Paris, primarily flying to former French colonies in West Africa, as well as to Karachi, Athens, Bangkok, Saigon, Singapore, Djakarta, Darwin and French Polynesia. Routes to Honolulu and Los Angeles from Papeete are also shown.
Union de Transports Aériens (UTA), formed in 1963 as a result of a merger between Union Aéromaritime de Transport (UAT) and Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI), was the largest wholly privately owned, independent airline in France. It was absorbed into Air France between 1990 and 1992.

  • Author: UTA [Union de Transports Aériens]
  • Dimension: 49 x 68 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1965

 200,00

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