THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD
If you would like to enquire about this item (for example to find out if we have similar any items in stock), please click the enquire button below. If you would like to find similar items, currently in stock, click the find similar button below. If you own a similar item and are interested in selling it to us, please visit our selling to us page.
[Caricature map of Europe]
Angling in Troubled Waters. A Serio-Comic Map of Europe by Fred. W. Rose Author of the 'Octopus' Map of Europe. London: G.W.Bacon, 1899. Coloured chromolithograph. Sheet 485 x 690mm. This example laid on board as originally issued. Tear repaired.
A caricature map of Europe with each country depicted as an angler having various levels of success in hooking colonies: John Bull has a huge catch-bag (Ireland), with Egypt as a crocodile on the end of his line; France is a scuffle for control of the Third Republic between the military and civilian, their rod with an empty hook, with Napoleon's shade looking on from Corsica; Spain is watching sadly as their former catch (fish marked Cuba, Porto Rico and Phillippines) is being dragged away on the lines of an unseen U.S.A.; Belgium has the Congo; the Austro-Hungarians are mourning the assassination of Empress Elisabeth by an anarchist; Turkey has a hook in 'the Cretan spike fish', and a stain on his trousers is a skull marked 'Armenia'; Greece has pricked a finger trying to catch the spike fish by hand; larger than all others is Russia, shown as Nicholas II with an olive branch in one hand and a line stretching to the Far East in the other. This kind of 'curiosity map' is very much sought after by map collectors. HILL: Cartographical Curiosities, 57; MCC 1: Geographical Oddities, no 82, a later state.
This item is currently on reserve