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Serio-comic war map for the year 1877 / [F.W. Rose]
Bib ID 6289126
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Author
Rose, Fred. W. (Frederick W.), artist
 
Online Versions
Edition [American edition] 
Scale Scale not given (W 15°00'--E 60°00'/N 70°00'--S 35°00') 
Description [San Francisco] : [publisher not identified], 1877 
1 map : colour ; 40.9 x 53.3 cm 
Notes

The map shows the political situation in Europe in 1877, Russia - a vicious-looking Octopus - its eight lengthy tentacles extending into Northern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, encircling in tightening strangle-holds the territories of Finland, Poland, Bulgaria, the Crimea and Persia and even reaching as far as the Holy Land, Armenia and Khiva in Central Asia. The Turkish Empire, in the form of a prostrate turbaned figure lying across the Dardanelles and Bosphorus, pistol at the ready, protects his prize gold watch, Constantinople, which hangs around his waist. Greece, an irritating crab, pinches his right elbow. Hungary is held back from attacking Russia by his sister Austria. Germany, in the form of its uniformed Emperor, surrounds itself with arms and weaponry, ready for any emergency. France in the form of Marshal MacMahon, points a dangerous mitrailleuse at its German neighbour, eager to avenge its defeat in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. Italy is a young girl enjoying her newly found liberty, the Papal crown located in Rome. Spain is the reclining figure of Alfonso, sleeping after his recent exertions. The King of Belgium surrounds himself with his treasure. Denmark waves her small flag proudly. The British Isles, England a kneeling gentleman umbrella at the ready, Scotland a kilted highlander with claymore raised, and Ireland a hooded monk with Home Rule on his mind, stand on the sidelines determined at least to save the Turk's watch. Sweden stands aloof in the North as a fur-clad woodcutter. Relief shown pictorially.

Chromolithograph map on japan paper.

At head of title: San Francisco newsletter, established 1856, California advertiser.

Includes references to illustrations.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234412740

Subjects Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878 -- Maps.  |  Europe -- Maps.  |  Europe -- Politics and government -- 1871-1918 -- Maps.
Form/genre Pictorial maps.
Also Titled

San Francisco news letter and California advertiser

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