Lot 165: Europe. Hadol (Paul), Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870, nach einem Franzšsischen Holzscnitte, 1914, colour allegorical lithographic map, descriptive text below image in French and German, some marginal closed tears and fraying but not affecting image, 340 x 400mm, mounted. Caricature map of Europe at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War. France is shown trying to overthrow Prussia.Prussia kneels on a prostrate Austria and has a proprietorial hand on Holland. Turkey ignores it all and reclines and smokes. Russia is depicted as a begger anxious to pick up anything that will fill his basket. Uncommon. (1)
Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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