1950 Planisphere by Lucien Boucher
From the 30’s to the 50’s the Planisphere was a highly decorative method of showing airline routes.
A wonderful balance of aircraft and country identities on the inside : from bears to snake charmers. Together with extravagant borders. The depiction of African and Asian subjects may seem non pc from today’s viewpoint.
Speaking of National stereotypes, there is a sense of French Imperialism coming through here.
I think there is a companion celestial map to go with the Planisphere : Celesphere ?
A note of caution, the planisphere comes in two sizes, the smaller ones retail at around $200 while the larger ones are around $800 so remember to ask !!
Its a wonderful night outside tonight, time for some stargazing ?