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Air France

  • ARTIST: Lucien Boucher

  • PUBLISHER: 381 / P / 4 - 50 Printed in France Perceval - Paris

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: c. 1953

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 23 1/8 x 37 5/8" (58.8 x 95.4 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: The promotional poster designed by Lucien Boucher for Air France showcases a captivating double hemisphere world map. This artistic masterpiece is characterized by a rich color palette of blues, burgundies, and gold accents. Air France's routes are prominently marked in vibrant red. In the hemispheres, two airplanes gracefully traverse the skies,. The oceans come to life with the presence of ships, a majestic whale, the mythical figure of Neptune, and a couple of whimsical sea monsters.<br><br The surrounding border is set against a burgundy background, depicts pivotal moments in history. In the top and bottom corners, scenes capture the meeting of Native Americans from North and South America with European explorers. Additionally, glimpses of life in Asia and Africa are portrayed. An ornate compass rose between the hemispheres adds an elegant touch, and an inset zooms in on the flight routes available in western Europe. Behind the prominent title banner, the poster showcases iconic monuments from some of Europe's great cities.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.


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