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A large 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.
Rare copper engraved map of Switzerland. Showing Cantons and other independent regions, towns, villages, landmarks, forests, rivers and mountains. Relief shown pictorially. Includes decorative cartouches and compass rose. As in the title the map shows also the Valtellina, the beautiful valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland.
This extremely uncommon carte-a-figures map from the 19th century features the Iberian Peninsula and is surrounded with defly engraved figures and representations of places of note in Spain and Portugal. The vignettes flanking the map include Alhambra, Malaga, The Giralda Bell Tower of the Cathedral of Seville, Burgos Cathedral, Tower of Orangers in Seville, St. Nicholas’s Tower in Cordova, the Carmel Convent, Madrid, Lisbon and El Prado in addition to others. The figures below the map include a bull fighter and typical attire for residents of various parts of Spain and Portugal. The map is filled with details of roads, towns and cities, as well as topography and was made as a folding map to assist travelers in the region.
This is an extremely rare 1915 French political map of Europe by Andre Theunissen. This map presents Europe allegorically with political divisions and symbols that would presumably appear on each nation’s postage stamps. Published in Paris at Edition Delandre in 1915
Striking French propaganda map, a very rare reduced version of Maurice Neumont’s poster showing Germany as a monstrous octopus threatening Europe with tentacles extending not only west to France, England, Spain and Italy, but to the Balkans and Greece, Turkey and Asia Minor, Romania and Russia. Germany is shown in different shadings of red, indicating its numerous annexations of surrounding territory since 1740, the most recent being the 1871 seizure of Alsace-Lorraine during the Franco-Prussian War making a comparison between the territorial conquest made in France since the outbreak of First World War.
The map was drawn by Parisian artist Maurice Neumont (1868-1930) for “La Conference au Village contre la Propagande ennemie en France” The Conference was established in 1917 for the purpose of advancing the patriotic cause in rural and provincial France by distributing more effective propaganda and countering similar German efforts. Published in Paris in 1917-18 at P.J Gallais.
Nice and detailed map from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a very rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.300/15]
A beautiful tinted lithograph by O. Saunier based on a drawn by A. Durand showing Piazza Grande in Arezzo from the famous “La Toscane” published in Paris at Lemercier in 1863.
Nice and detailed map from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a very rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.462/15]
A fine and very rare view of Piazza Navona in Rome engraved with great care by Pierre Aveline. Published in Paris in 1690. Below a key listing 9 point of interest.
Pierre Aveline (Paris, c.1656 – 23 May 1722) was a notable engraver but also a print-publisher and print-seller. He probably trained with Adam Pérelle and, like him, specialized in topographical representations. He engraved in suites many views of Paris and of provincial, European and African cities, mixing etching and burin.
Nice and detailed map of Campania with Neaples and Sorrento and Capitanata in Puglia from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.458/15]
Nice and detailed map of Tuscany with inset Val di Magra area with Sarzana, Massa and Carrara from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.280/15]
Nice and detailed map of Lazio from Rome to Formia. From “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.307/15]
Nice and detailed map of Lazio centered on Rome from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.306/15]
Nice and detailed map of Kingdom of Neaples from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.445/15]
A very decorative lithograph map of the world by Chocolat Menier. The map features 120 images of explorers, plants, animals, and structures from around the world. Three small inserts present maps of the Congo, India and Tibet, and Israel. A red line of travel connects each place name on the map and the seas are coloured by their distance from the equator. Underneath the map is an area to fix 120 ‘tickets’ collected from Menier chocolate products, with three that giving clues to ‘Enigmas’ that had to be solved.
A beautiful tinted lithograph view of Livorno in Tuscany taken from the sea by O. Saunier based on a drawn by E. Ciceri. From the famous “La Toscane” published in Paris at Lemercier in 1863.
Detailed map of the Mediterranean by Jean Baneton published in Paris at Gaillac Monrocq in 1942. The decorative map in atypical orange color is embellished at bottom by inserts showing the Strait of Gibraltar, Malta, the Strait of Dardanelles, the Bosphorus and the Suez Canal. It shows naval and air routes with the indication of the durations of the trips and in the case of import export of the transported goods. (Tobacco and wine from Tunisia; sponges from Greece; fruit and oil from Italy etc …). See BNF: 40698669
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
A beautiful tinted lithograph showing the Palazzo Comunale in Prato by O. Saunier based on a drawn by A. Durand from the famous “La Toscane” published in Paris at Lemercier in 1863.
A very rare panoramic view of Palermo, including a legend in the lower part. The plate is numbered in black pencil in upper right corner. Published by Chereau , active in Paris at “rue st.Jacques au Grand st.Remy”. [cod.478/15]
A Tourist Map of Occupied Paris, issued to German Soldiers During WWII.
An uncommon plan of Paris folded in a brochure with description of the most interesting places of the city published by Moullier & Dermont in October, 1940. Distributed by the city’s military governor, the map directed visiting troops to take in the traditional sights of Paris: Eiffelturm, Notre-Dame, Luxembourg Palast. A very interesting historic document and one of the 100 items in the “A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps” by Bryars – Harper – British Library, 2014.