This map of Belgium was designed by Lillian Tennant as part of a series of 12 maps produced for Stories of Old, a collection of popular tales and fables by Elizabeth Louisa Hoskyn and published by Adam and Charles Black in 1912.
The theme of every map in the series follows the story of the country with a historical or mythological character set within an outline map. Belgium is shown as the legendary horse Bayard with the four Aymon brothers on his back.
- Article by:
- Tom Harper
- War, Popular culture
Objective geographical representation isn’t always the intention of maps – they can also provide social, economic or political commentary on a region, as British Library maps curator, Tom Harper discusses.