MAPS AS POLITICAL STATEMENTS

MAPS RECORDING ACTUALITIES

 

Jerusalem Armistice Lines 1948

Sidney Strube, The Financial Main 1933

J.F.Horrabin, Production and Distribution 1921

anon, COMIC MAP OF EUROPE

anon, Newsmap of a Troubled Continent May 1939

French Designs on Italy, from The Picture Magazine 1894

Britannia Personified, undated (GM) , from The Picture Magazine 1894


TOP ROW 01 Landmass becomes Britannia.Unknown

TOP ROW 02 JAMES FRANCIS HORRABIN (1884 - 1962) This is a sumptuous map signed JFH and otherwise unacknowledged from The Communist , the weekly organ of the Young Communist party; see E.Hobsbawm, intro, Communist Cartoons , Klugman Pictorials Ltd., London 1982.

TOP 03 Illustration by Gustave Dore Histoire de la Sainte Russe Paris 1854
 
MIDDLE 01 From the admirable The Herblock Book, Beacon Books, Boston, 1952 Herblock's cartoon June 1950 for the Washington Post neatly making the point of who invaded who by reversing the map.

MIDDLE 02 SEVEK ; On to Japan, poster c1843 measuring 65 x 48 cms

MIDDLE 03 Cartoon attacking secessionists in Western Australia, from Melbourne Punc hand reproduced The Passing Show February 1921

BOTTOM " The Road to the East ; Quo Vadis, Britannia ?" from Kladderdatsch, 1939, from W.G.Knop, Beware the English , Hamilton London 1939, a well drawn depiction of the censorious Governess, and truculent mutt (Ireland/Eire)