This 'Serio-comique map of Europe' designed and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co. in 1914, depicts the continent at war. European nations are represented by various breeds of dog with the British bulldog, the French poodle, the German dachshund and Russia illustrated as a great bear.
Britain is approached from the north by a giant sailor holding numerous dog leads with battleships threatening the continent. Eastern Europe is dominated by a large steamroller driven by the Tsar of Russia flattening everything in its way.
Other European countries are identified by figures which are equally amusing – a Spanish bullfighter, a smiling Dutchman, a knife-wielding Greek ready to stab his neighbours in the back and an Italian carabinieri with pistol in hand.
A text by Walter Emanuel inserted below the map provides a commentary to the political situation in Europe in the early stages of the First World War.