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Pictorial map of Russia

ALEPH [HARVEY, William].

Russia
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.

Anthropomorphic map of Russia, depicted as a bear and a Tzar Alexander II. The text below the image reads, ''Peter, and Catherine and Alexander, Mad Paul, and Nicholas, poor shadows wander Out in the cold: while Emperor A. the Second In Eagles, Priests and Bears supreme is reckoned''.
It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London doctor and journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.


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Stock Id :20486

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Pictorial map of Russia

ALEPH [HARVEY, William].

Russia
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.

Anthropomorphic map of Russia, depicted as a bear and a Tzar Alexander II. The text below the image reads, ''Peter, and Catherine and Alexander, Mad Paul, and Nicholas, poor shadows wander Out in the cold: while Emperor A. the Second In Eagles, Priests and Bears supreme is reckoned''.
It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London doctor and journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.


Stock ID : 20486

£650

£650

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