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Nouvelle Carte d'Europe dressé pour 1870.]
1870 - [Spanish c.1870.] Pencil and watercolour. Sheet 240 x 320mm. Laid on card, some wear. An amateur copy of Hadol's separate-issue caricature map of Europe, satirising the political situation by caricaturing the countries with figures. England is a crone with Ireland a dog on a lead, angry at being ignored by the rest of Europe; France and Prussia square up, preparing for the war that started in July that year; Prussia has one hand on the Netherlands and kneels on Austria's chest; Denmark has artificial legs, having lost Holstein also to Prussia; however, as in all the variants of this caricature over 50 years, Russia is the 'croquemitaine' (bogeyman).
      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
Last Found On: 2014-12-01           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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