1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man

1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man

1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man
1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Description: A remarkable January 1878 Italian political broadside illustrating the world as a giant plagued by illness. The giant's head takes the form of the globe, wherein the mouth roughly occupies the Black Sea, the nose Russia, and the eyes Finland.

The author laments the global breakdown of monarchy and the decline of old-world values. Italian text at the bottom describes the pictorial, Monarchy or Republic of Egypt! Âö The World is sick, and what is worse, in all five senses.

Both the Monarchic cure and the Republican cure, were attempted in France, but it seems they did not heal him. Let us examine it: first sense, Sight. Âö For those who have them in one eye, even the worthy professors Magni and Gotti are worth nothing. Hearing , the bells are ringing like a storm: Proletariat, Riots, Discontent, etcetera, etcetera. Not only hearing, but also ears are to be lost. Smell - [optime] the nose is tormented by continuous cabinet changes. Taste âö Worse than Turkish! ÂöYou have the plague nearby and the sugar far away, licking only makes it worse. The last sense remains, Touch , but who do you touch for care, once France, Germany, Italy; and now Russia, Turkey, and England have abandoned he once powerful treaties exchanged in a sign of freedom and brotherhood! Understanding the Historical Context Most of this content is vague and hard understand without an intimate awareness of the political situation in Europe early in 1878. A lot was going on. In Egypt, Khedive Ismail was being pressured to accept a constitutional ministry limiting his former autocratic power. France continued to suffer social discontent under both the Second Empire and the French Third Republic.

Russia and Turkey were at the time involved in the Russo-Turkish War, which affected all of southeastern Europe. The text references Francesco Magni (1828âÃì1887) and Vincenzo Gotti (1836 - 1822), well known Bologna based medical doctors and professors, positioning them as allegories for scientific reason. Meanwhile, Russia, Turkey, and England were bypassing old treaties and alliances in an effort to expand their power bases.

The broadside is the centerfold for the 1 sheet Bolognese monarchist periodical, La Rana. All issues of La Rana consist of a single broadsheet, printed on both sides, which folded in half made a 4-page newspaper, including a 2-page centerfold. La Rana was popular, but often censured due to its constant ribbing of powerful political figures, consequently, examples today are rare.

The present example of Il Mondo Ammalato , labeled La Rana N. 5 is the only know surviving example. Size: Printed area measures 24 inches high by 16 inches wide. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper.

We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes".

The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.


1878'La Rana' Allegorical Map of the World as a Sick Man