[World Map] Centenaire de la Fondation de la Croix-Rouge 1863 – 1963


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Fine very decorative 1962 Lucien Boucher pictorial map of the world celebrates the Centenary of the Foundation of the Red Cross. (1863 – 1963). The map is embellished by a large compass rose, sea monster and whales in the oceans and especially with numerous vignettes mostly showing medical services and others highlighting world cultures as New York’s skyline, native Americans, llamas in South America, a geisha in Japan, camels in North Africa, the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt, and kangaroos in Australia. Planes and ships marked with red crosses travel worldwide. At the top and bottom flags of society member nations. Published in Paris at Atelier Perceval in 1962.