CARICATURE MAP of EUROPE. Comic map of Europe pre First World War, ca. 1870s

CARICATURE MAP of EUROPE. Comic map of Europe pre First World War, ca. 1870s

CARICATURE MAP of EUROPE. Comic map of Europe pre First World War, ca. 1870s
Caricature map of Europe at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War 1870. Subtitle:'England enraged forgets Ireland but still keeps it in her power. Spain & Portugal smoke away lazily. France tries to overthrow Prussia who advances one hand on Holland & knee over Austria.

Italy advises Bismark to keep off. Corsica & Sardinia laugh on at all.

Denmark hopes to recover Holstein. Turkey is drowsily awaking from smoke. Russia as a begger trying for anything to fill his basket'.

Despite some overall light roughness still in very good condition. Besides being an example of a rare political caricature map, this map is also a document of postal history: It had been originally folded six times into a postcard size shape and posted from Burnopfield, Co. Durham, to an address in Plymouth on October 24, 1870, where it arrived the next day.

It still bears the half penny red stamp which was used. The folds have now been flattened and verso strengthened, almost invisible when viewed from the front. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "antiquemaps2prints" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.


CARICATURE MAP of EUROPE. Comic map of Europe pre First World War, ca. 1870s