Auction 169, Lot 45

"Air France Reseau Aerien Mondial",

Subject: World

Period: 1956 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

27.8 x 18.8 inches
70.6 x 47.8 cm

This vivid map presents Air France's extensive and growing flight network, with routes radiating out from Paris to all parts of the world. At bottom are illustrations of Lockheed's "Super Constellation" and Vickers' "Viscount", which were described as the "most luxurious aircraft" and the "swiftest turbo-prop aircraft" respectively. In addition to the global flight network, the map depicts topography with unusual color palettes ranging from dark orange (sea level) to yellow and white (highest elevations). Created by Perceval and printed in France.

References: Rumsey #8141.

Condition: A

A colorful example, issued folding, with tiny pinholes in the corners of the sheet along the map border.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2018