Lot 76: Europe. Anonymous. [Comic Map of Europe]



2015-06-29 14:48:14

Lot 76: Europe. Anonymous. [Comic Map of Europe] England enraged forgets Ireland but still keeps it in her power..., circa 1870, lithograph with contemporary hand colouring, trimmed to neat line with loss of upper margin title, some creasing caused by crude repair on verso, old folds with slight wear, 265 x 380mm. 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 Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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