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SOARES, A. [A comic map of Europe at the start of the Second World War]
Mapa Humoristico Da Europa. Guerra-1939. Lisboa: Livraria Franco, 1939. Colour lithograph. Image 460 x 640mm. A very fine example.
A 'serio-comic' map of Europe, a genre made famous by Frederick W. Rose in the 1870s, here revisited for the Second World War. In this Portuguese version the countries of Europe are represented by exotic animals starting to tear each other apart. The German tiger has drawn blood with each of his four paws, from the Polish rhinoceros, Czech lynx, Austrian camel and French lion. The poor rhino also has the claws of the Russian polar bear in its rump. Elsewhere the Britain is a leopard, Norway & Sweden are giraffes, Italy & Romania are snakes, Yugoslavia is a kangaroo (with a joey in its pouch), Greece a tortoise and Turkey a crocodile.
[Ref: 15429]    £6,500.00 ($8,385 • €7,137 rates)


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