Old Air France Zodiac World Map, 1939 by Lucien Boucher - Historical Aircraft Route Celestial Wall Chart
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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.
Admittedly, this is not the easiest map to read! Take a look at the listing photos and just let your eyes adjust for a while. Eventually you will see the outline of Earth's continents swim into focus. But very clearly... this map is all about the celestial night sky!
The 12 major signs of the Zodiac are across the middle of the map, but many other constellations and astronomical/astrological formations are also labelled.
In three corners there is a dragon (sphinx?) like creature that appears to be creating the world's winds. A large 3-prop airplane (probably the Dewoitine 338) flies over the UK and is heading towards Paris. What appears to be the ribbon of the Milky Way slices across the left and right sides of the map.
All in all, an incredibly beautiful world map - as long as it suits your aesthetic!
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 160 inches (400cm) 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.