Old Air France Celestial & Zodiac World Map, 1959 by Bucher - Historical Airplane Route Chart, Constellations
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Originally published in 1959 by Lucien Boucher for Air France, this is probably the most beautiful and decorative world map ever. Most of this map is a double hemispheric view of of the night sky with dozens of constellations illustrated in wonderful detail. All of the 12 major zodiac signs are here, plus many others.
In the bottom left corner is a small globe with Air France's routes shown in yellow. You could almost imagine their planes flying off into space.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x18 inches (31x46cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm) and 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 105 inches (267cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (91.5x61cm) version of this map.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting Air France Zodiac World map from 1939.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone who loves to travel or is looking for a who loves a rather unique style of world maps.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
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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.