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Satirical Maps/Caricatural Maps"
Karte Von Europa Im Jahre 1870 Nach Einem Franzosischen Holzschnitte - Paul Hadol / Karte Von Europa Im Jahre 1914 - Walter Trier. Two Satirical Maps on One Sheet."
Berlin, Druck: Reklameverlag Ernst Marx, Berlin. 1914. 94 x 36 cm. The two maps were issued in 1914 next to each other on one sheet measuring 94 x 36 cm, reinforced with a linen coating on the backside. Map 1.Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870. Nice example of the German edition of Paul Hadol's satirical political cartoon map of Europe showing countries personified in caricature and alluding to the tensions that finally erupted as the Franco-Prussian War in July 1870. One of the earliest political satire (Serio-Comic) maps, Hadol's map was originally published in French and later copied in English, German and Dutch. With captions in French and German at the foot of the map explaining the symbolic images used. Images Map 1: Prussia, made to look like its walrus-bearded ‘Iron Chancellor' Otto von Bismarck, is haranguing its neighbours: kneeling on Austria, a sleeping soldier in undress; covering the Netherlands with its right hand. France, dressed as a fierce zouave soldier, is aiming a bayonet at the heart of the unwieldy Prussian military monster. Belgium, too small to be anthropomorphised, is being squeezed between France and Prussia (which would become its familiar, if uncomfortable lot in the First and Second World Wars). England is an old woman, struggling with Ireland, her rebellious lapdog on a leash (although it looks more like a small bear); Scotland is the old lady's mobcap. Spain is a rotund senorita, smoking the day away while lying on her back and thus nearly crushing the small Portuguese soldier under her. Corsica and Sardinia are joined to show a leprechaun-like f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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