Old Air France World Map, 1947 by Lucien Boucher - Large Aircraft Route Wall Chart - Historical Airline Art
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Handmade to order
Lovingly restored by The Unique Maps Co, I guarantee this is the finest version of this map that you'll find anywhere.
The map is dotted with beautiful, scudding pink clouds and a few Douglas DC-4 airplanes (or perhaps the Lockheed Constellation?), which had just started flying from Paris to New York.
Across the map are various "scenes" depicting what one might see if they visit each continent. Some cities are also featured on the map, such as the Manhattan skyline in New York and the Kremlin in Moscow.
Sitting in the middle of Australia appears to be a giant Dodo bird. And up in northern Canada there are two lovely polar bears!
This map is an unusual size - it's very wide - and would make a fantastic statement piece above a sofa, table, mantelpiece or staircase. It looks magnificent at every size and you'll always be able to read the writing on the map. I can print very large versions of this map up to 140 inches (350cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large maps. Please note that the 24x15 inch map has white edges that can be easily snipped off (or may help with framing). All other maps, and all framed maps, are just like the listing image.
If you're looking for a framed map that isn't in stock, please get in touch and we can discuss your needs. I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
This world map would make a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel, air travel in particular - or someone perhaps who loves this rather unique poster style from the 1930s and 40s. Of course, it would look great as wall art on your own walls! It's a beautiful piece of wall art that would make a good housewarming gift.
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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.