Lucien Boucher is a commercial poster artist and illustrator born in Chartres in 1889 and died in 1971. Graduated from the Ecole de céramiques de Sèvres, he began his career as a cartoonist for the satiric newspaper Le Rire. In the 1920s he worked actively as a poster designer for the movies and the advertising industry. He designed a significant number of lithographies inspired by the surrealism style. He’s very well known for his posters designed for Air France.
[Lucien Boucher – Arab scene]
Wonderful decorative map of the French Alsace Wine Region, home of superb Rieslings and highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines!
A large very decorative promotional map of the French wine region of Alsace by Willy Fisher and A. Cordier published in Strasbourg at Michel in 1950. The pictorial map shows the various cities of the region with icons of the buildings, scenic areas, manufacturing and farming. All the major towns and cities also have their coat of arms. In the right large cartouche with Bacchus. Above the names of the wines.
- Author: Willy Fischer
- Place of publication: Strasbourg
- Year: 1950
- Dimension: 100 x 63 cm
A rare satirical caricature showing the British Empire as a mighty colossus standing astride the Dardanelles facing the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Black Sea. The fine lithograph refers to an episode in the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) when the Ottomans defeated by the Russians were aided by the British Empire. A warning to the world against Russia’s duplicity, but also against Great Britain itself, which, although a saviour here, nevertheless expresses a sinister…
- Author: Augusto Grossi
- Dimension: 40 x 56 cm
- Place of publication: Bologna
- Year: 1877
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Large Russian language pictorial map designed by Grigor Yeremovich Avagyan promoting the Cultural and Historical Monuments in Soviet Armenia. Shows district boundaries, place names. Includes vignettes of monuments on bottom panel and illustration of historical buildings with key to the site and text. Published in Yerevan, 1968 by the Armenian SSR. Special Research Department of Restoration of Armenian Cultural and Historical Monuments. Grigor Yeremovich Avagyan (1928 – 2005) was a prominent Armenian academic and politician.…
- Author: Grigor Yeremovich Avagyan
- Dimension: 60 x 82 cm
- Place of publication: Erevan
- Year: 1968
An exceptional 1932 bird’s eye view map of the city of Quebec, Canada by Samuel Herbert Maw. The densely filled map displays parks, buildings, named streets and historic notations embellished by numerous coats of arms and a large compass rose. Born in England, Maw was an architect, delineator, etcher, cartographer and designer. After winning the Sloane Medallion from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1905 and showing at the Royal Academy in London in…
- Author: Samuel Herbert Maw
- Year: 1932
- Dimension: 850 x 650 mm
- Place of publication: Toronto