"[Lot of 4] All Nippon Airways [and] The Routes of My Jet Carpet [and] Cathay Pacific Route Map [and] Route Map",
Subject: World, Asia, Flight Maps
Period: 1958-80 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
This lot includes 4 flight maps from Asian airlines.
A. All Nippon Airways, by All Nippon Airways, circa 1958 (3.4 x 6.8"). This vibrantly designed pamphlet for Japan's All Nippon Airways includes two route maps highlighting domestic flight routes. A key identifies airports, radio towers, national and private railways, cities, and national parks. Condition: There is minor toning and soiling to the covers.
B. The Routes of My Jet Carpet, by Air India, dated 1978 (3.9 x 8.2"). This souvenir flight map from Air India features a large world map with two panels listing flights with their distances in miles and kilometers. There are ten smaller maps zeroing in on specific regions. A few photographs emphasize the airline's glamor and comfort. The cover design suggests a magic carpet.
C. Cathay Pacific Route Map, by Cathay Pacific, circa 1978 (4.4 x 7.8"). This route map for the Hong Kong-based airline shows routes going as far west as Bahrain and as far east as Sydney. The cover of the pamphlet is a photograph of a sampan.
D. Route Map, by Kuwait Airways Corporation, dated 1980 (3.9 x 8.4"). This pamphlet from Kuwait Airways includes two maps: a world map showcasing flight paths and airports served and a smaller map that zooms in to show flights to Europe, the USSR, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Two photographs spotlight two planes in the airline's fleet: the Boeing 707-320C and the Boeing 747-200B. The striking cover design is an abstract and colorful spin on the company's bird logo.
The maps are all in near fine condition, with some minor toning and soiling to the ANA map.