Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Humoristische Karte von Europa

Via Erkan, this truly is a superb collection. A couple were familiar, but figurative mapmaking was a popular genre from the 18th through to the early 20th century, so little wonder a number from this exclusively First World War set were new. The real sell are the descriptions – so often satirists’ points can be lost over time, and even more so when the images are reproduced a tad too small. Anyway, my favourite, by Dutch cartoonist Louis Raemaekers – hard to believe from the style that this was drawn in 1915 (and I do love the Russian giant, too big to fit fully on the map…):

Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs)

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