Before the Adriatic - disputing the territories along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea


This book cover shows a caricature depicting the Adriatic question – the problem of defining the eastern borders of Italy and Italy’s relationship with the Balkan countries. At the outbreak of World War One, Venezia Giulia, Istria and Dalmatia belonged to Austria-Hungary, but were inhabited by people of Italian and Slavic descent. In this image we see men representing the regions around the Adriatic all trying to grab a piece of the disputed land.

Full title:
Before the Adriatic
Book / Illustration
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze