1870 – P. Hadol – Nouvelle Carte D’Europe
Title: “Nouvelle Carte D’Europe Dressee Pour 1870”
Original French edition of Paul Hadol’s satirical political cartoon map of Europe showing countries personified in caricature and alluding to the tensions that finally erupted as the Franco-Prussian War in July 1870. In the center, a buffoonish Prussia interacts with its suspicious neighbors. England is depicted as an old woman holding its dog, Ireland, by a leash. Spain and Turkey are portrayed as unconcerned women on the fringes relaxing with a cigarette and a hookah respectively. Corsica and Sardinia become an impish figure mooning the viewer. A rifle with a bayonet near the bottom edge is sardonically labeled “Degrees of Longitude.”
Signature of the artist present at the lower left side.
Cartographer: Paul Hadol (1835-1875)
Sheet size: 57,1 x 41,3 cm
Reasonable condition. Few restorations present, for protective reasons backed with Japanese tissue.
This is an original antique map published in 1870 and not a modern copy or reprint.
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