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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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Air India – The Route of the Magic Carpet

A lovely 1961 pictorial Air India advertisement highlighting their international routes.

Delizioso mappamondo pittorico inserito in un pieghevole promozionale di 18 pagine che illustra le rotte aeree della compagna Air India. La carta mostra i continenti decorati con divertenti vignette che rappresentano le caratteristiche e gli stereotipi di ogni area: per esempio negli Stati Uniti la città di New York, unica destinazione del Nord America operata da Air India con un volo da Londra, è rappresentata dalla Statua della Libertà mentre aborigeni, canguri e i grattacieli di Sydey riassumono l’Australia. A Bombey un sultano a “bordo” di un tappeto volante sottolinea il motto della compagnia. Dal punto di vista decorativo la carta è completata da una rosa dei venti, da animali marini e un grande Nettuno, da un cartiglio di gusto classico e in basso da un velivolo Boeing 707. All’interno del pieghevole note, istruzioni, avvertenze per i viaggiatori e una seconda piccola carta con i voli interni in India.

  • Author: Air India
  • Dimension: 22,5 x 40,5 cm
  • Year: 1961

 150,00

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Globo Terrestre Delineato Sulle Ultime Osservazioni….del Cap. Cook / Globo Celeste Calcolato ….ull Oservazioni de? 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 frontespice of […]

  • Author: CASSINI Giovanni Maria
  • Year: 1790
  • Dimension: 320 x 490 mm
  • Place of publication: Rome

 11.000,00

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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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Océanie et Pacifique

Map of Oceania and the Pacific Ocean region showing French, English, United States, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Chilean possessions and colonies, depicted by colours. Shows shipping routes with distances between ports, capital cities and states. On verso a cover listing the publisher’s catalogue of the series. cfr: National Library of Australia, 6856870

  • Author: Girard et Barrère
  • Dimension: 51 x 66 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1912

 200,00

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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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Portugal – The country that has contributed most to Geographic Knowledge of the Globe.

Map showing voyages of Portuguese explorers, emphasizing the importance of Portuguese discoveries from 1482-1606. All names are given in Portuguese, and Portuguese navigators are credited with the discovery of both the North West and the North East passages. The fine world map shows the route of ortugese explorers: Pedro Fernandes de Queiroz 1606; Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542; Fernao de Magalhaes 1520; Pedro Alvares Cabral 1500; Vasco da Gama 1497-1498; Diogo Cao 1482-85; Bartolomeu Dias 1487-88; Volta da Mina; Estavo Gomes 1525; Alvares Fagundes 1500; Gaspar Corte-Real 1500-01; Joao Fernandes Lavrador 1492-95 or 1495-98; Alfonsode Albuquerque 1507; David Melgueiro 1660; Antonio de Abreau & Francisco Serrao 1511; Gomes de Sequera 1525-?; M. Godinho Eredia 1601; Joao Vaz de Torres 1606; Fernao Mendes Pinto 1541; Jorge Alvares 1513; Antonio de Mota 1542; Cristovao de Mendonca 1522. Published in Porto, 1940 at Litografia Nacional

  • Author: Roberto Araujo
  • Dimension: 43 x 63 cm
  • Place of publication: Porto
  • Year: 1940

 450,00

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Tableau Spheroidal de la Terre ou Mappemonde en deux Hemispheres

Scarce large format decorative world map by Garnier, illustrating the distortion of the earth based upon his Spheroidal projection. Below interesting description, two smaller hemispheres and world map on Mercator’s projection. From Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie by M.F.A. Garnier published in Paris at Veuve Jules Renouard in 1862. This atlas is exceptional for its “spheroidal” maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored. This is the only atlas that Garnier produced, according to Phillips. (836)

  • Author: GARNIER Francis Marie Joseph
  • Dimension: 52 x 72 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1862

 350,00

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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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The Conquest of Space – La Conquista dello Spazio

Colorful folded pictorial map of the solar system showing the the space exploration, created shortly after the Apollo 8 mission, the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit and the first to reach the Moon, orbit it, and return. The map is accompanied by a second separate folded sheet describing in detail (with nice design of each ship, information about carrier missiles and space suits, etc.) the most important missions from 1957 – 1968. The very interesting and decorative map shows the trajectories of both manned and unmanned spacecraft, the path of the solar system, Moon orbit, planetary orbits, relative sizes of the planets, satellites and space crafts. Includes colored reference at the lower margin. At least three editions of this map were published, this being an example of the second. The differences between the three editions revolve around the presence of Apollo missions: the first edition was published before the Apollo program began launching missions, while the second includes Apollo 8, the third edition includes the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

  • Author: Hallwag AG
  • Dimension: 84 x 111 cm
  • Place of publication: Bern
  • Year: 1968
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TWA Trans World Airline. U.S.A. Europe Africa Asia Air Routes

Two pictorial maps on one sheet. One side shows route map of the United States. Legend on map shows TWA routes, connecting airlines and international routes, with pictographs representing monuments, Native American settlements, industry, parks, rivers, etc. On verso world map shows route to North Africa and Europe, east through India. Legend on map shows TWA routes, connecting airlines, certificated routes, and distances, with pictographs representing different cultures, and images of two propeller planes. Includes inset of the world with TWA international routes marked.Some crease or little hole along the original folds.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline which operated from 1930 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air to operate a route from New York City to Los Angeles via St. Louis, Kansas City, and other stops, with Ford Trimotors. With American, United, and Eastern, it was one of the “Big Four” domestic airlines in the United States formed by the Spoils Conference of 1930.

  • Author: T.W.A. Inc.
  • Dimension: 40 x 60 cm
  • Place of publication: New York
  • Year: 1948

 180,00

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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

 1.600,00

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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

 1.200,00

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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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