Lot 256: Europe. Lehmann-Dumont (Karl), Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914, published Dresde, 1914, colour printed caricature map, inset map of Japan, old folds, some marginal fraying, old drawing pin holes in each corner, 350 x 490mm, together with, Rose (Fred W.), Angling in Troubled Waters, A Serio-Comic Map of Europe, 1899, allegorical colour lithographic map, inset map of Europe, some water staining, some marginal closed tears, torn with loss to image in two corners, central fold partially split, old repairs to verso, 495 x 710mm. The first map decribed is a scarce allegorical depiction of Europe, with the bias on Germany and Prussia. Undoubtedly published for amusement it concentrates on the national characteristics and foibles of each nation, but there is also a more disturbing element of propoganda. The date of publication and the depiction of national stereotypes will prove to be highly prophetic of the carnage that was shortly to engulf the continent. (2)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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