Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 82

Price Realized: $ 3,000
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
EDMOND MAURUS (DATES UNKNOWN) CIDNA / FLECHE D'ORIENT. 1931.
39x24 3/4 inches, 99x62 3/4 cm. "Publix," Paris.
Condition B+: small replaced losses at edges; repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds.
CIDNA (Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne) was a French-Romanian airline that began operating in 1920. Their "Arrow of the Orient" service connected France with Istanbul, with stops in Eastern Europe along the way, offering same-day service for passengers, freight and post. CIDNA ceased to exist in 1933 when it merged with other French airlines to form Air France. This Art Deco image of a Fokker V.IIa flying along a metallic silver arrow towards its destination is one of at least two variations; the other has a different map and different text in the bottom margin. Looping the Loop pl. 93, Air France p. 8, L'Histoire de l'Aviation p. 88,