Panair do Brasil. Nos Ceus de Tres Continentes. A Frota Bandeirante
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Eymonnet’s vibrant map, heightened in gold, is very much in the style of the planispheres created by Lucien Boucher for Air France. The image shows the origin of airline in Brazil and the many destinations that it reached at the time of the map. It uses vignettes of local areas to convey a sense of the people at the destinations.
The map shows the routes flown by Panair do Brazil between South America, New York, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Panair do Brasil began operations on October 22, 1929, as NYRBA do Brasil S.A., a Brazilian subsidiary of NYRBA, Inc. (New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Line), forerunner of Pan American. Both airlines were established by Ralph Ambrose O'Neill for the transportation of post and passengers using seaplanes between the United States, Brazil and Argentina, flying over the east coast of the continent.