Mappa humoristico da Europa, a Portuguese satirical map

Description

The outbreak of war in 1914 was the result of a complex sequence of events and longer term factors. 

Humorous satirical maps such as this Portuguese example, produced for a popular audience, synthesised the road to war into a single visual image. 

The protagonist states, represented by animals reflecting an aspect of their behaviour or heritage, play out the political situation by either biting and clawing their neighbours, or warily watching on.

Full title:
Mappa humoristico da Europa
Published:
1914, Lisbon, Portugal
Created:
1914
Format:
Map
Language:
Portuguese
Creator:
A. Soares
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps CC.5.b.39.

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