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Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) Map of Australia 1948

Vintage Aviation Wall Map of Australia 1948

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The Trans Australia Airlines Map of The Commonwealth of Australia Showing Air Routes, Industries & Routes of Explorers gives a fascinating insight into the early days of antipodean air travel. Trans Australia Airlines (TAA), renamed Australian Airlines in 1986, was one of the two major Australian domestic airlines between its inception in 1946 and its merger with Qantas in September 1992.

This beautiful map printed only two years after TAA's founding shows the air routes of TAA and other airlines. The distances between airports and aerodromes are set in a separate table. Also shown are the routes of principal explorers, railways and industries. A particularly charming feature is the description of the different types of aircraft in service at the time, the Convair-Liner, DC 4 "Skymaster", DC-3 "Skyliner", and DHA/3 Drover.

The map can come either printed on heavyweight 160 gsm paper or laminated. The paper version is perfect for framing under glass, and the laminated version is exceptionally hard-wearing as we use a true encapsulation of two pieces of 80-micron gloss laminate.

Alternatively, we can supply this map on 395 gsm HP Professional Matte Canvas using pigment-based inks - making the map highly durable and fade resistant. The exceptional clarity of printing makes this map a stunning addition to any room, and its high quality means that it will provide years of enjoyment.

The easiest way to hang your canvas map is by having wooden hang rollers attached top and bottom with a hanging cord on the top roller, so all you have to do is put a hook on the wall. The hang rails come lacquered in a natural timber colour.

Note: Please allow ten working days to deliver hang-railed maps as they need to be attached by our framer. 

Published: 1948


  • 1000 mm (w) x 750 mm (h)
  • 1900 mm (w) x 1450 mm (h)

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