One of Lucien Boucher's more iconic images, this is his 1952 promotional map of the world for Air France in the large format edition. The map depicts the entire world in rich blues and burgundies with gold highlighting. Air France routes are highlighted in red. The surround, on a field of burgundy, features illustrations of global historic events, flora, fauna, and cultures, all in a mid-century modern ethic. Printed by Perceval of Paris in 1952.
Lucien Boucher (1889 - 1971) was French cartoonist, artist, writer, and illustrator. Boucher was born in Chartres in 1889 and graduated from the École de Céramique de Sèvres. His work as a cartoonist appeared in the humorous weekly Le Rire. Starting in the 1920s he produced numerous pictorial posters inspired by the commercial promise of surrealism. Among them were a series of surrealistic planispheric and celestial maps drawn to illustrate the transportation networks of Air France.
Good. Light spotting throughout – use zoom. Margins trimmed to neat line. Priced accordingly.
Rumsey 8538.000. OCLC 953572712.