Air France Reseau Aerien Mondial.

Boucher, Lucien (mapmaker). Perceval. Paris. 1948.

Color lithographic pictorial map, image 20 3/4 x 25 1/4 inches (53 x 90 cm) on sheet 24 1/2 x 38 3/4 inches; archivally mounted on linen ( light wear to sheet edges and a couple of short tears in margins now minimised). Excellent color, very good condition.

A particularly bold example of Lucien Boucher’s highly decorative world maps for Air France. Stanford University (David Rumsey Map Center) holds three examples of this map, two that are dated to 1947 and one that is dated to 1948. The 1948 map matches the text at left and right below this example; a note elaborates: “Date is estimated. Routes shown are both expanded in the Americas and contracted in Asia (route to Japan is not shown, only to China), compared to our two 1947 examples.” #40471