24.2.12

A Serio-Comic Map of Europe 1900




 From Bibliodyssey "A  political caricature map by Frederick Rose of the countries of Europe, known as the Octopus Map from the brooding presence of the Russian Empire depicted as a massive octopus, whose tentacles stretch out towards Europe. China is shown in the grasp of Russia, as is Persia and Poland. France and Spain are attractive women, while Germany, Italy and England are Military commanders. his map, by Rose, followed the style created by a Frenchman, Joseph Goggin, showing Russia as an octopus."


Notice the Turkish shoes, and  the Russian tenticle around the head of a the Persian.  

1 comment:

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