Lucien Boucher 🇫🇷 (1889 - 1971) is a French painter, engraver, poster artist and designer.
He studied ceramics at the School of Sevres before being sent to the front in 1914.
Taken prisoner, he began to draw.
At the end of the war, he was hired as a caricaturist by the weekly humoristic magazine "Le Rire".
From 1934 to 1962, he designed posters and flyers for Air France and produced his first planispheres.
He created a new genre by drawing illustrated maps of the world showing all the routes of the flights served by Air France.
He embellished his maps with monuments, historical figures and emblematic animals.
He also integrated symbolic elements such as the signs of the zodiac and mythological figures by superimposing his planispheres with sky maps.
His work for Air France was particularly appreciated; he became "Mr. Planisphere"!
Planisphere - Map - Airline - Green and Blue
Printed by Perceval in Paris
Good condition, traces of folds
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